155kgs of rubbish collected on Weston litter-pick

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 March 2018

The litter-pick group. Picture: Jeremy Long

The litter-pick group. Picture: Jeremy Long

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

Around 50 people took part in a Weston-super-Mare litter-pick at the weekend, collecting around 155kgs of rubbish.

People took three routes around the town, finishing in Grove Park where the North Somerset Council waste and recycling trailer was waiting to collect it all.

Around a third of the rubbish was recyclable, and it has been sorted separately from the rest of the waste.

The event was organised by the Friends of Grove Park, and supported the Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

Organiser Johnny Boxshall said: “Thanks to all who attended and played their part in a successful eye-opening, awareness enhancing litter-pick.”

Among those who took part were the beach rangers, police cadets and a number of councillors.

A beach clean will take place on April 14, at 10am, and the location details are being finalised.

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