Litter picking equipment for Spittal

Junior litter picking equipment has been presented to Spittal's community by Northumberland County Council's Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT).

Friday, 1st June 2018, 11:27 am
The local Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) presented junior litter picking equipment to Raine Bryant, leader of the Spittal litter picking group. Thanks go to Bob Hodgson, the northern area manager, for funding its purchase. Pictured are Derek Bradshaw, Coun Alex Gibson, Terry Harkins, Raine Bryant and Mike Greener.

Bob Hodgson, the northern area NEAT manager, helped to fund the purchase and he was thanked.

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In his absence, Terry Harkins, senior team leader of neighbourhood services, presented the equipment to Raine Bryant from the Spittal group. Also pictured are NEAT team leader Derek Bradshaw, Coun Alex Gibson, of St Boisil ward on Berwick Town Council, and Mike Greener, secretary of Spittal Improvement Trust.

Raine, writing in the latest edition of The Point, Spittal’s newsletter, said: “The days when we used to see the lads from the county council cleaning litter from our beaches and the path up to the cliff top is long over. So, over the last several years, volunteer litter pickers have been extremely busy throughout the year, and in all kinds of horrendous weather conditions, keeping the beach safe for dogs, children playing in the sand and wildlife.”