The Big Clean Up on Weston Shore – time for some Big Thanks!

The Friends of Weston Shore were delighted with yet another of their successful annual litter picks on the shore on Sunday 19th August.  People from all over the area arrived to help out including from beyond Southampton and by the end nearly forty brave heroes took part to clean up the shore.  This included people from outside Southampton, showing that its not just local people who value Weston Shore.

The weather forecasts earlier in the week had been predicting a down pour but happily that never happened and in the end it was a beautiful, sunny summer day.  One find that was made during the day was a broomstick; why someone would leave that on the shore no one knows – it may have fallen off the side of a passing sea vessel.

Part of Weston Shore includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest due in part to its importance for migratory birds.  Weston Shore also includes the Rolling Mills area which is perfect for picnics and sunbathing.  It’s a wonderful resource to have a place that is valuable for both local people and visitors but also nature and wildlife.

A big thank you to all who took part and made the day such a success.  Also thanks to Chris Smith from Groundworks Solent and Southampton City Council, without whom the litter pick would not have taken place.

Already looking forward to the next one next year!




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