Volunteers team up to clean Cleethorpes' beaches

Volunteers team up to clean Cleethorpes' beaches

Volunteers team up to clean Cleethorpes' beaches

A team of volunteers have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to litter and the build-up of waste on Cleethorpes' award winning beaches. 

Around 20 members of the public joined forces with officials from the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign, BeachCare. The volunteers, including some children, spent three hours on their Saturday morning litter-picking a vast area of Cleethorpes' coastline. In rather cold and windy weather conditions, the team worked their way from the beaches near Pleasure Island and towards the Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, in order to prepare the holiday resort in time for the tourist season. 

BeachCare is run in partnership with Anglian Water, who have organised similar events up and down the east coast of England. The aim of the scheme is to raise awareness and the importance of looking after local beaches.  

Fiona McKenna who is the project officer for BeachCare and RiverCare said: 'It's essential to get the rubbish off the beaches and away from the oceans and rivers because litter can cause untold damage to marine life. 

'Some plastics don't biodegrade for 500 years so it's really important that as little as possible reaches the water.

'It's a relief to see so many people here today because the forecast was really bad. But I'm please with the turnout and it show that the people of Cleethorpes care, which is brilliant'.

Well done to everyone who took part in the litter-pick and for doing your bit to help maintain the quality of some of the UK's best beaches.