Plenty of litter collected during tidy-up

An army of volunteers turned out on Saturday for a mass litter-pick in Longhoughton and Boulmer.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 05:00 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:27 pm
Some of the rubbish collected during the litter-pick

The event was organised by Longhoughton Parish Council. A total of 65kg of rubbish was collected from Longhoughton village, including the quarry bridal way, while 38kg was picked up from Boulmer beach.

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Thanks have been given to everyone who took part – such as villagers and RAF and Co-op staff – as well as to McDonald’s in Alnwick for supplying fresh fruit, water, juice and muffins for the volunteers, and to Bill Pringle, from Northumberland County Council, for supplying the picking equipment.

A youngster called Thomas won the children’s prize for picking up the most unusual object after he collected what is believed to be the remains of a tree swing.