Northumberland bird project to benefit from Bamburgh Castle gift shop's plastic bag charge
The national scheme to cut back on plastic carrier bags will provide a boost for barn owls in Northumberland.
Bamburgh Castle’s gift shop is exempt from the directive to charge 5p for the bags because it falls below the employee number trigger.
But the castle has opted to charge – with the money raised being donated to the Northumberland Coast Barn Owl Project.
This new initiative aims to boost barn owl numbers on the Northumberland coastline.
Francis Watson Armstrong, owner of Bamburgh Castle, said: “Far from being a feather-brained scheme, we were very keen at Bamburgh to support a... read more
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