Belfast Telegraph

Comber Greenway clean-up

Pupils from Tullycarnet Primary School got kitted-out and gave the Comber Greenway a spring clean this week.

Joining volunteers from Sustrans — the charity responsible for the National Cycle Network — pupils got to work on Tuesday, March 23.

And with the aim of making the area more attractive, pupils held a litter pick from 11am to 12noon.

The Comber Greenway — Route 99 of the National Cycle Network — is a popular route for people walking and cycling to the city centre for work, to the shops, or simply enjoying the area on foot or by bike.

Sandra Jackson, Tullycarnet Primary School principal, said: “The school eco club has been learning about the environment and working on projects in school.

“This clean-up event is putting that work into practice for the benefit of the whole community and visitors to Belfast.”

Janet Dunn, a Sustrans volunteer who helps to maintain part of the Comber Greenway, in partnership with Castlereagh Council and Roads Service, added: “It’s great that these schoolchildren are taking pride in their local walking and cycling route and helping to make it a more special place for the whole community that use it.

“Carrying out the clean-up now means the route will be spick and span and ready for the Easter break, when lots of families are likely to head outdoors and make the most of this fabulous place.”

If you want to get involved as a Sustrans volunteer, contact Patricia Wallace, Sustrans’ volunteer and community liaison officer in Northern Ireland, on 9043 4569.

Alternatively email volunteers-ni@sustrans.org.uk or visit www.sustrans.org.uk and click on the ‘get involved’ option.

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