County Antrim Harriers show litter louts a clean pair of heels

Over 150 sacks of rubbish were collected when County Antrim Harriers carried out a litter pick on the roads they usually run.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 4:44 pm

Members of popular running club joined with the County Antrim Countryside Custodians on the project.

The ‘Big Green Clean, which took place March 13-31, saw Harriers and families donning high-vis vests and protective gloves.

Armed with litter-pickers, collectively they lifted all manner of items from roads and verges including bottles, scratch cards, fast-food bags, face masks, plastic sheets, plates, tumblers and the odd steering wheel cover.

Rhonda Barkley and Fiona McGowan.

The cleaning operation covered roads across Ballynure, Ballyrobert, Woodburn, Doagh, Ballyeaston, Burnside, and Ballyclare and every back road and path in between. In total, 153 bags of litter were lifted.

A spokesperson for the running club said: “County Antrim Harriers are delighted that our collective effort has made a noticeable difference to our local area.

“We would like to thank Katherine McAdam for all her support, and for the tremendous work the County Antrim Countryside Custodians are doing day in and out.”

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