Big Beach Clean Up – Saturday 8th August 10am to 1pm!


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 Saturday 8th August 2015 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. It is designated as an international Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the importance of the inter-tidal mudflats, which each year attract thousands of wading birds including egrets and curlews.

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 near to the former Pitch and Putt course on Weston Shore. For more information please contact the Friends of Weston Shore at WESTONSHORE@GMAIL.COM

This year we shall be having a pirate theme to the event so if anyone taking part wants to dress up you will be very welcome! Here is a little film about Captain Robert Renenger, Southampton’s very own historical pirate

About the ‘Friends of Weston Shore’

The Friends of Weston Shore are a constituted Friends’ group comprised of local residents. Established for five 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 diverse wildlife to flourish.

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

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