Wildlife trust to hold family fun along with litter clean up

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Families are being invited to join the Wildlife Trust in two clean up events.

As part of North Tyneside Council’s Big Spring Clean, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is running the events during half term in Seaton Burn and Dudley.

The council will provide community wardens, gloves, litter pickers, bags and will take away all the rubbish collected.

And as well as the litter picking, the charitable trust will also provide activities for children, including making dragonflies, badges and bird and bat boxes.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment, said: “Northumberland Wildlife Trust works extremely hard in protecting the environment and promoting nature conservation and I am delighted the organisation is supporting our campaign.

“With the help of the voluntary groups, residents, businesses and schools, we can make a difference to the areas in which we live, work and study.

“I would encourage as many residents as possible to come along and join in with the litter picks and the other activities on offer.”

The first event will take place from 10.30am to 2pm on Wednesday, May 29, at Little Waters, Seaton Burn, meeting at the entrance to Rayleigh Drive allotments.

And the second event will take place from the same time on Friday, May 31, for the clean up of The Planter, Seaton Burn, meeting at Love Avenue.