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Could you be a Local Champion with Cleethorpes BeachCare

3:06 pm, Monday, 4th October 2021 - 1 year ago

General

Cleethorpes BeachCare are currently looking for volunteers and a new Beach Champion to support future beach clean events.

If you would like to make a real difference to your local environment, or would like information on how to join the team, email rivercare@keepbritaintidy.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RiverCare/

Cleethorpes BeachCare, a local community volunteer group, are supported by Keep Britain Tidy and Anglian Water to care for our coastline and help alleviate the issue of rubbish left behind on the North East Lincolnshire beach at Cleethorpes.

Litter affects our marine environment and everything that lives in and around it. Wet wipes, glass bottles, cans, plastic bags, cigarette butts, and plastic straws are often present along our coastline.

These items pose a risk to wildlife and beach users alike, as well as being unsightly and impacting the quality of the water that people love to swim in.

More about BeachCare

The BeachCare programme has been running for over a decade and encourages local communities to take responsibility for their coastal habitats.

The aim of Cleethorpes BeachCare is to keep the beach as clean, natural and safe as possible for all species who visit or call it home.

They hold organised beach cleans free of charge to engage any and all members of the community in the fight against litter pollution.

The work they undertake is vital in educating and informing environmental organisations and national campaigns.

Since they were established in 2017, the volunteer team have gathered together to tackle marine litter, carry out wildlife surveys and habitat improvements in a safe and rewarding way.

BeachCare have several dedicated volunteer teams active along the Lincolnshire coastline, from Cleethorpes to Skegness.

Among them, is Sutton-on-Sea BeachCare, who, since the start of 2021, have undertaken 114 beach cleans, collected 843 cans, 772 plastic bottles, 60 glass bottles, 381 face masks, and filled 213 bags of litter.

Catherine Holborn from Keep Britain Tidy said:

“Cleethorpes BeachCare are passionate about our local beach and wanted to improve it for people and wildlife. We’re proud of what we have achieved so far and hope others will come and join us. There will always be a warm welcome for new members.”

“We also hope that as people experience a cleaner, better environment they will be inspired to put their litter in the bin and start to appreciate their beautiful coastline and care for it too.”

Cleethorpes BeachCare are currently looking for volunteers and a new Beach Champion to support future beach clean events.

If you would like to make a real difference to your local environment, or would like information on how to join the team, email rivercare@keepbritaintidy.org or follow them on Facebook; www.facebook.com/RiverCare/

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