Saintfield Development Association To Hold Litter Pick


Saintfield Development Association is to hold a litter pick  in conjunction with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful,  in the town.

dn_screenBrian Gamble, spokesperson for the Association, said: “It begins at 10.00am and ends at noon on Saturday 23 May. Everyone is welcome to take part and a briefing will be held at the start at the Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church hall, where gloves, litter pickers and bags will be given out to participants.

“Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult and children over twelve must have their parents’ permission. Refreshments will be served after the event. Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is an environmental charity that campaigns directly to the public to change negative behaviour. They work to persuade people to not drop litter but put it in the bin, as well as to clean up after dogs and not to damage their community with graffiti and fly posting.

“Their mission is to inspire all sectors of society to take responsibility for creating cleaner, greener and more sustainable communities. The Big Spring Clean, run by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is Northern Ireland’s biggest clean up. It is a volunteering and awareness raising campaign aimed at promoting opportunities for groups, businesses and individuals.

“The programme supports local community clean ups across all 26 Council areas. It is open to anyone wishing to rid their streets, beaches, forests of litter,” added Brian Gamble.

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