Volunteers declare war on litter and rubbish on Southwold’s beaches

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Sunday, March 30, 2014
4:50 PM

Surfers and environmentally friendly coastal residents have teamed up to rid the coastline of Southwold of rubbish and litter.

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Today the environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage organised a beach clean at the north Suffolk resort as part of it national Big Spring Beach Clean campaign.

In Southwold, a small group of volunteers met by the town’s pier to carry out a clean-up.

Surfers Against Sewage had organised more than 120 beach clean events nationally between Friday and Monday for its Big Spring Beach Clean campaign.

On Saturday, another beach clean-up in Southwold was organised by the town’s Adnams brewery.

It saw about 25 bags of rubbish collected by 25 volunteers between Gun Hill and the town’s harbour over a two-hour period.

Organiser Ben Orchard, environmental sustainability manager at Adnams, said one surprise discovery had been the wheel of a car and most rubbish collected was pieces of plastic, believed to have come from boats and ships.

Adnams has adopted a 0.6-mile stretch of the beach from Gun Hill to the harbour through the Marine Conservation Society. Another Adnams beach clean-up will take place in September.

2 comments

  • I'll bet it's all Costa Coffee cups and sandwich wrappers! I knew the place would descend into anarchy once they allowed such an outlet for commoners!!

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    Wisbech, CAPITAL of the Fens

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • "Surfers and environmentally friendly coastal residents have teamed up to rid the coastline of Southwold of rubbish and litter." Are they referring to stuff washed up on the beach or the 'riff-raff' that dare descend on Chelsea-on-Sea at the weekends?

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    One Horse Town

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

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