residents clean up
A group of local residents
have banded together to tackle the litter problem in Desertegney. The newly launched Desertegney Community
Clean Up group held a widespread waste collection event
on Saturday, 1st May.
The bank holiday and fine weather last weekend provided
a welcome opportunity for people to explore local
landmarks. These local sites showcase the beauty of the
Inishowen peninsula and form part of our rich cultural
heritage. However, despite many enjoying popular
locations such as Dunree Fort and Linsfort Beach
responsibly, there is an issue with discarded litter in
Over 100 volunteers from
the close-knit community formed into family bubbles and
collected rubbish discarded in hedgerows, waterways and
The team of volunteers highlighted the community spirit
of the event and the need for immediate action. Across
the area covered, over 250 refuse bags were filled with
items of litter including household goods, takeaway
coffee cups, glass and plastic containers.
This huge undertaking has
ensured protection for the sensitive local environment.
The army of volunteers worked tirelessly with many young
and old playing their part. The group engaged with
Donegal County Council who kindly supported the event
providing reflective vests, litter picks and refuse
A great sense of pride was felt by all on Saturday
evening following a hectic day of clearing up. Areas
once blighted by litter are now free from this
pollution. A huge thank you is extended to those who
made the event a great success.
A representative of the
Desertegney Community Clean Up group explained: "We came
together out of genuine concern of the ongoing litter
situation. The aims are simple - to protect the local
area and encourage everyone to ensure litter is disposed
The new action group will now continue to encourage
everyone to take their litter home. The hugely
successful bank holiday weekend event will form part of
a wider community-led waste strategy.
For more information, visit Desertegney Community Clean