A recent Saturday morning saw a huge crowd of seventy volunteers taking part in the biggest clean up and litter pick on Weston Shore to date. The event, part of the Autumn Beach Clean series of events organised by Surfers Against Sewage, saw people from far and wide taking part, including eager participants from the Marine Conservation Society at the University of Southampton, Southampton Greenpeace, Solent University’s Student Union and Friends of Weston Shore.
In a few short hours, this army of keen beach combers cleared up roughly fifty bags of rubbish, including a sack of cement. The Friends of Weston Shore were delighted to be involved in Surfers Against Sewage’s fantastic campaign and are grateful to everyone who took part in helping with our ongoing campaign to try and keep the beach as clean and litter free as possible. Special thanks are due to Mairin Williams for all her energy and interest in our shore and also Cliff Culver from Surfers Against Sewage for taking part and talking about his interest in sea glass and its beauty. As always, our thanks to Southampton City Council, without whose help the beach cleans would not be possible, and in particular Martin Wilcox and his colleagues.