Thursday, 15 April 2010

Rachel and Belfast Litter

Fair comment from Rachel in today's Belfast Telegraph -- many Belfast people DO throw litter around, in considerable contrast to most Londoners. Every time I visit London I'm struck by how litter-free the streets and tubes are. It's hardly a great advert for Belfast.

I’d do anything to tidy up my city, says Rachel Tucker

I'd Do Anything star Rachel Tucker is the latest celebrity to throw her weight behind the Belfast Telegraph’s Big Spring Clean campaign.

The TV star is taking on a distinctly chartreuse hue while starring in her West End role as the green-faced witch in Wicked.

But she’s also displaying green shoots elsewhere in her life after speaking out to the Belfast Telegraph about how litter is blighting the city.

Rachel last night threw her support behind the Belfast Telegraph’s Big Spring Clean, running from Friday, April 16, to Monday, April 25.

We’ve teamed up with Tidy Northern Ireland to recruit a green army of concerned citizens who are taking up litter pickers to tackle Northern Ireland’s ‘grot spots’.

By last night, 45 groups had organised clean-ups across Northern Ireland, with more than 1,000 volunteers rallying to do war on litter eyesores.

And when Rachel learned about the huge groundswell of enthusiasm, she branded it “brilliant”.

Rachel, who has starred as the green witch Elphaba in Wicked for the past three weeks, said: “I think having lived in London for seven years the difference every time I go home astounds me. It astounds me how littered Belfast is.

“I’m always very, very shocked. People in London are very litter conscious — there is still litter but people use the bins. I’m always really surprised how littered it is in Belfast — it’s a real shame.”

1 comment:

Andy said...

Good choice of picture David. You wouldn't want to mess with Rachel/Elphaba. If she says pick up the litter, you pick up the litter.