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Praise from Bangor Harbour Master for North Down Littler Pickers

3rd December 2022
Litter on the Seacliffe Road coastline
Litter on the Seacliffe Road coastline Credit: Lesley Crawshaw

Litter is the scourge of many coastlines, and Bangor in North Down in Northern Ireland is no exception. But one person (and there are many) regularly litter picks in an adopted place (#AdoptASpot) on Seacliff Road, near the Long Hole beside the Harbour.

This month there seemed to be far less litter than normal during November.

Lesley Crawshaw said on Facebook it is “something to celebrate whilst it lasts. 1 bag lifted - 94 items. 11 sweet/snack wrappers/packets, 10 cans, 6 bottles, 4 bottle caps, 4 cotton bud sticks, 2 forks, 1 balloon, 1 lip gloss, 1 pen, 1 face mask, 1 tyre and the usual small pieces of broken-down plastic”.

Harbour Master Kevin Baird remarked, “Well done, Lesley - thank you for adopting a spot close to the Marina, Harbour and Long Hole”.

1 bag of litter lifted contained 94 itemsOne bag of litter lifted contained 94 items

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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