The Big Beach Clean Up – the Press Release!

This year there’s another chance to tackle an environmental problem everyone can get a grip on – Litter!  The Friends of Weston Shore are back in action on Sunday 4th August 2013 between 10am to 1pm helping to clean up the shore and are looking for heroes to help join them.

Weston Shore is truly one of Southampton’s hidden gems, running alongside the Solent and up to the mouth of the River Itchen.  It is designated as an international Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the importance of the inter-tidal mudflats, which attract thousands of wading birds each year.

The Friends of Weston Shore would like to invite everyone with an interest in protecting one of Southampton’s most beautiful locations to come along to their annual “Big Beach Clean Up” and show their support for the area by helping to take part in a short litter pick along the seafront.

Litter pickers and bags will be provided but please wear sensible shoes and gloves if taking part.  Come along at any time between 10am and 1pm.  The starting point will be near the car park opposite Canberra Towers, at the Netley end of the shore.

About the Friends of Weston Shore

The Friends of Weston Shore are a constituted friends group comprised of local residents. Established for three years, the friends group has made a dramatic impact on protecting and enhancing the SSSI habitat, improving the area for all to enjoy and encouraging the rare and diverse wildlife to flourish.

The Friends of Weston Shore are supported by Groundwork Solent and Southampton City Council.

For more information about the Friends of Weston Shore or to join the group, please contact them at or on twitter @WestonShore or check out their blog at


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