Help clean up our beach

Pictures Martin Bostock'Volunteers taking part in a beach clean at Rossall beach.
Pictures Martin Bostock'Volunteers taking part in a beach clean at Rossall beach.

There’s a big clean up of Fleetwood beach on Saturday.

And organisers are hoping to see lots of volunteers there to help out.

It’s part of the Big Litter Pick and is being staged by local councillors and Fleetwood’s Asda store.

All litter picking equipment will be provided and Wyre Council will remove the rubbish collected. Every participant will also be entitled to a free buffet- style lunch provided by Asda.

Coun Emma Anderton said: “Everyone is welcome so if you have a spare hour, why not come along and help to keep our Fleetwood beaches beautiful?

“We’ll be starting at the Observation Tower and heading towards the ferry.

“Last year we got as far as the Marine Hall area – it just depends how many people turn up.

“Hopefully we’ll do well. Last year we managed to collect 53 bags full of rubbish, two wooden pallets, fish boxes and half a bed! There were 23 volunteers last year but I’m hoping for a few more this time.

“The beach is maintained throughout the year but beach cleans help through the busy summer months. Part of the beach near the Marine Hall is now raked on a daily basis.

“At last year’s event someone made a suggestion that the beach near the Marine Hall should be raked over.

“Coun Peter Murphy, who is in charge of the Street Scene portfolio arranged for the raking to happen.”

Volunteers should meet at the car park opposite the Sea Cadet base at 9.45am. If you can’t make it, Wyre Council runs a monthly beach clean from the observation tower on the first Thursday of the month at 10am.