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Framlingham Fish Bar helps town tackle litter problem




A chip shop has chosen to spur on a community drive to trawl for rubbish by offering free chips and a drink for every bag of litter collected.

Framlingham Fish Bar made the pledge after being approached by a member of the town’s litter-picking group.

William Taylor first noticed the amount of rubbish strewn around the Suffolk town while out running.

Framlingham Fish Bar is offering free chips and a drink to anybody who collects litter and drops it off in their outside bin...Pictured: Owner Huseyin Kabala, Yasin Kabala and William Taylor (Member of Fram litter group)...Picture by Mecha Morton
Framlingham Fish Bar is offering free chips and a drink to anybody who collects litter and drops it off in their outside bin...Pictured: Owner Huseyin Kabala, Yasin Kabala and William Taylor (Member of Fram litter group)...Picture by Mecha Morton

“I ordered a litter grabber as soon as I got home,” he said. “Then I found a local litter-picking group online and have been collecting regularly ever since.

“I approached the fish bar about using its commercial bins to drop off the litter, and the staff there not only agreed, but also made a generous offer to give away a free portion of chips and a can of drink to anyone who collects a bag full of litter and drops it off.”

Mr Taylor believes litter has become a growing problem during lockdown, with numerous discarded beer cans thought to be linked to pubs being closed.

Huseyan Kabala, manager of Framlingham Fish Bar, said that, when he was approached by Mr Taylor, he did not have to think twice to offer his support and help the town deal with its litter problem.

“Mr Taylor is my friend, so he told me there was a lot of problems with litter in Framlingham,” said Mr Kabala. “I was happy to help.”

The 30-year-old, who moved to the town seven months ago, added: “Not only do I work here, but I also live in Framlingham.

“So I’m just the same as everybody else, and I don’t want to see litter here. It’s great that I get to give something back to the community.”

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