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This from Wendy Dann in Whippingham. Ed
During the Coronavirus lock down my partner and I have been taking daily walks along the fields by the river between The Folly Inn at Whippingham and Island Harbour.
Over the last few days we have noticed a man has been picking up all the rubbish the tide brings in and that thoughtless people have dropped.
A marvellous service
He is doing a marvellous service and yesterday we asked him if he was doing this voluntarily. He said he was, as he had noticed all the debris while walking along there himself.
He has been doing a super job and been dragging a huge bag filled with the rubbish along behind him. I understand someone from Island Harbour gave him permission to leave the full bags over on their land.
A Big Thank you
It’s a pleasure now to walk along there and anyone who does so should say a big ‘Thank You’ to him as he has cleaned up that which was an awful mess and a blight on the landscape.
All we know about him is that he has been furloughed from his job and lives locally.
Image: © Emma Gee