Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Weston-super-Mare beach clean up team joined by well-known Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 October 2017

A beach clean up was held on Weston Beach on Saturday.

A beach clean up was held on Weston Beach on Saturday.

Archant

­More than 20 people took to Weston’s beach on Saturday to clean up litter with two special guests.

Famous litter-picker Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda have been travelling around Britain to clean up the country’s beaches.

The pair joined kite-surfers and volunteers from the Marine Conservation Society at the weekend to collect five full bags of rubbish from the beach.

Wayne and Koda have walked 2,070 miles in the past 18 months on their quest but still have 4,930 miles to go until their target.

Paddle boarder Charlie Head also visited Weston in a bid to clean England’s 76 beaches and raise awareness for mental health.

Kite surfer Ben Peters said: “We are really happy to have two VIPs helping us to clean up Weston. We had 20 people helping which is one of the best turnouts we have had.”

To donate to Wayne and Koda, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com

Other News Stories

10:00

Weston-super-Mare police have recovered a large haul of stolen power tools and are encouraging victims to visit the police station.

Read more
12 minutes ago

An exhibit of ‘national significance’ will be displayed at Weston Museum later this year.

Read more
15 minutes ago

Emergency services were called to Burnham-on-Sea following an incident which saw somebody trapped in a crashed car after failing to stop when ordered by police.

Read more
07:37

Stormy weather and heavy rain is set to batter the Weston-super-Mare coastline overnight (Wednesday).

Read more

Almost all of Weston General Hospital’s beds have been full throughout December and the beginning of January, missing NHS targets.

Read more
11:00

A Weston-super-Mare woman drove away happy after winning a car worth thousands of pounds.

Read more
09:00

Weston-super-Mare’s new creative hub will host a free technology event next week, offering expert digital advice to the town’s fledgling businesses.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

The grave of a Worle business owner has been refurbished by his family, 60 years after he died.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:14

A festival which will encourage people to enjoy the great outdoors has been planned in a West Country village.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:19

More than 150 people joined a beach clean at Sand Bay at the weekend.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder