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Volunteers invited to clean up beach at Rossall

Rossall Beach Residents Community Group, M&S and the Marine Conservation Society organised a clean up at Rossall Beach.

Rossall Beach Residents Community Group, M&S and the Marine Conservation Society organised a clean up at Rossall Beach.

An army of volunteers is being called on to help clean up the beach at Rossall Point in Fleetwood.

The session is being organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), which is co-ordinating almost 100 similar events across the country.

Volunteers will help clear litter off the beach, with the Fleetwood event taking place on Wednesday, April 30, from 2pm onwards.

Those taking part will meet on the beach by the parking bays on Rossall promenade.

The MCA has teamed up with high street chain Marks & Spencer, and members of the staff at the store’s Cleveleys branch will be taking part.

Samantha Fanshawe, MCS chief executive, said: “This week of action is a great opportunity to clean up some of our best-loved beaches, and remove litter that has built up following recent storms.

“Rubbish washed up or left on beaches not only harms wildlife, but spoils our enjoyment of the coast too, so the more people that take part the more litter we can remove from harm’s way. Throughout the year, there will be activities and resources for schoolchildren to learn more about our seas and the fascinating marine life they support.”

The national target is to clear more than last year’s massive haul of 30 tonnes of litter – the equivalent weight of two double decker buses, when 9,000 people took part.

Most of the litter collected will be common waste items such as fishing nets, ropes and bottles tops.

However, last year M&S beach and canal cleaners found an array of unusual items including a bath, coffee maker, HM Prison Service toothbrush and a Freeview box.

Additionally, MCS will take the opportunity to assess the impact this year’s storms have had on the amount and type of beach litter and debris.

 
 
 

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