Sand Bay selected for flagship clean-up

PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 September 2013

Weston's beach will be cleaned by a team of volunteers

Weston's beach will be cleaned by a team of volunteers

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A NATIONAL charity has chosen one of Weston's beaches for a clean-up project.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is hosting the Beachwatch Big Weekend, an event designed to clean hundreds of beaches around the UK.

MCS has chosen Sand Bay as its flagship beach and will also include face-painting and a chance to talk to society experts.

There will also be a wildlife walk, art created from beach rubbish and other themed activities.

Lauren Eyles, MCS Beachwatch officer, said: “Beach litter has steadily risen over the two decades MCS has been recording it on UK beaches. We have some fantastic stalwart supporters at Sand Bay who regularly turn out to help us clean it up.

“We’re hoping to see lots of people come and join us for a great day at the beach, one which will also have huge benefits for the marine environment.”

The event runs from 10.30am-3pm on September 22 and volunteers can meet at Sand Bay car park, off Sand Road. Turn up on the day or register at

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