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Mayor thanks Big Tidy Up volunteers

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 16:54

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor David Ashford JP, has hosted a reception to extend his gratitude to volunteers who took part in the 2012 Big Tidy Up all-Island challenge.


Group DSC3575 MediumThe Mayor and Mayoress in the council chamber with Big Tidy Up volunteers and supporters


Held over the weekend of Friday September 28th to Sunday September 30th last year the event saw councillors and officers of Douglas Borough Council, lead body for the campaign, joined by schools, volunteer groups, local businesses and private individuals to target many of the Island’s litter hot-spots.


His Worship said the campaign had proved ‘a fantastic event’ that attracted more than 900 volunteers, resulting in some 1.9 tonnes of litter collected and he praised the efforts, in particular, of the many schools that had participated in the campaign. 


Below are just some of the many volunteers groups and individuals who supported the Big Tidy Up. 


Bunscoill DSC3553 MediumBunscoill GhaelgaghFairfield DSC3522 MediumFairfield Primary School






StThomas DSC3498 MediumSt Thomas's SchoolWillaston DSC3503 MediumWillaston Primary School




 Marown DSC3509 MediumMarown Primary School



BHS DSC3527 MediumBallakermeen High SchoolAnaghCoar DSC3550 MediumCouncillor Carol Malarkey representing Anagh Coar Primary School














 Rotary DSC3537 MediumDouglas Bay Rotary ClubBeachBuddies DSC3541 MediumBeach Buddies













Capital DSC3547 MediumThe Capital International Group




FOE DSC3530 MediumFriends of the EarthSarah DSC3559 MediumCouncillor Sara Hackman and her son Kristian (pictured) were volunteers. Also participating was Councillor Hackman's son Benjamin who was unable to attend the reception















Skinner DSC3568 MediumCouncillor John Skinner was one of the many Douglas Borough Council volunteersJoyce DSC3569 MediumCouncillor Eddie Joyce joined forces with his wife, Gaynor, to volunteer for the campaign