15 March 2017

Grab a bag and join the Beach Spring Clean

 

The Great British Spring Clean moves to the beach this weekend.

Volunteers from the Marine Conservation Society and Cityclean staff from Brighton & Hove City Council will join forces with a group of London University students for a beach clean on Sunday March 19 from 2pm to 5pm.

Cityclean staff will be on hand to help at the event and will be providing equipment for volunteers.

The event aims to clear at least 100 metres of the beach and raise awareness of plastic and other rubbish left behind by beachgoers.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of Brighton & Hove’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “Communities from across the city have been joining with us during March to clean up litter hot spots. It’s great that volunteers have been inspired to complement our fantastic beach cleaning team, raising awareness of the blight of litter on our beaches, the harm it causes and encouraging people to take responsibility and dispose of it properly.”

Residents are welcome to join the volunteers. Meeting place is the Palace Pier. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. The council will provide bags, litter pickers, gloves and hi-vis vests.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Kate at kate.whitton@mcsuk.org

The Great British Spring Clean, which runs throughout March, is a national event organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Group. Events, organised by communities and Friends Groups have already taken place in several areas of the city.

Anyone interested in organising a Spring Clean in their area should contact the Projects team on 01273 294726 or 01273 292929.  contractscityservices@brighton-hove.gov.uk