Volunteers declare war on litter and rubbish on Southwold’s beaches
16:50 30 March 2014
Surfers and environmentally friendly coastal residents have teamed up to rid the coastline of Southwold of rubbish and litter.
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.