Weston Shore in Southampton was the scene on Saturday for energetic volunteers from both the city’s branch of Sunday Assembly and the local Friends’ group who were keen to tackle the litter and rubbish found on the beach. Armed with litter pickers provided by the Friends of Weston Shore, they set out to scour the shingle and had soon cleared up a dozen bags of drinks’ cans, crisp packets, sweet wrappers and more.
Weston Shore is one of the few areas in Southampton where people have access to the sea and the inter-tidal mudflats are an area of Special Scientific Interest due to their value for migrating birds. It is an area enjoyed by many for its beauty and wonderful views.
Adie Liddiard from Southampton’s Sunday Assembly said, “we’re a new group formed in Southampton where people meet to hear inspiring talks, sing songs and reach out to others across the city. We wanted to help with a local project and when the idea of a litter pick was suggested it seemed a great way for us to take some positive action.”
Friends of Weston Shore carry out regular clean ups of the beach and Adam Manning, the group’s chairman, commented on their behalf, “we were delighted with the enthusiasm and energy from the volunteers from Sunday Assembly and are very grateful for their help in our long term project of helping to reduce the litter and rubbish on Weston Shore.”
The Friends of Weston Shore are looking forward to their annual Big Beach Clean Up on Weston Shore, this year on Saturday 8th August 2015 starting at 10am!
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Photos from the litter pick below – as always click on an image for a closer look.