Weston-wide clean-up planned to coincide with Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 February 2018

Close to 200 people attended a beach clean at Sand Bay earlier this year.

Close to 200 people attended a beach clean at Sand Bay earlier this year.

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Litter picks and beach cleans will take place around Weston-super-Mare this weekend, as part of the national Keep Britain Tidy event.

The Friends of Grove Park and North Somerset Council have organised a town-wide clean up, in conjunction with the Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

It will highlight how easy it is for rubbish left on our streets to end up on the beach and in the sea.

Cleaner Coastlines, run with the council and Weston Chamber of Commerce, shows what damage plastic pollution does to our environment and aims to encourage people to cut down on single-use plastics.

MORE: Thousands of students take action over plastic.

People should meet in the Melrose car park, in Knightstone Road, at 10am on Sunday.

Although some litter-pickers will be provided, people should take their own if possible.

There will be three routes around town, all ending in Grove Park, where the council’s recycling trailer will be.

The team will also answer any questions.

A beach clean, organised by the Marine Conservation Society, will take place at Sand Bay on Sunday, starting at 10am.

The events may change however if it snows.

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