Volunteers collect 13kg of rubbish in Sand Bay

PUBLISHED: 19:00 01 June 2017

Volunteers with members of the public taking part in  the beach clean and survey.

Volunteers with members of the public taking part in the beach clean and survey.

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A beach clean-up organised by a wildlife charity saw 13kg of waste collected.

Volunteers Charley Powles, Paul Sinclair, Helen Ashcroft and Nicola Greave with a Barrel Jellyfish found on the beach.Volunteers Charley Powles, Paul Sinclair, Helen Ashcroft and Nicola Greave with a Barrel Jellyfish found on the beach.

The Marine Conservation Society invited people from around the area to join in with its spring clean event in Kewstoke last week.

More than 20 people grabbed their litter-pickers and walked along Sand Bay on Saturday to collect waste.

Among the items found, the team discovered a single steel-cap boot, a metal gravy boat and a barrel jellyfish.

Office administrator Helen Ashcroft said: “It was very windy but good.

“We had a relatively good turnout and we collect seven bags of waste in total, which weighed around 13kg.

“The ages ranged from seven to 70 so we had a good age range.

“We also had a lot of people along the beach who were interested in what we were doing and why.”

The society works around the UK to protect marine wildlife, create suitable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.


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