LOVEmyBEACH is working with Tim Farron, MP for the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, to arrange a number of beach cleaning events in the upcoming months; removing plastic pollution at the source and learning more about how to reducing plastic reaching the beach by changing habits at home.
There are three beach cleaning events planned so far on the following dates:
- Saturday 24th March from 10am at Grange-over-Sands
- Saturday 28th April from 10am at Milnthorpe
- Saturday 26th May from 10am at Arnside
Volunteers, young and old are encouraged to come forward and help remove litter from the beach for an hour or two one Saturday morning. Children under 18 are very much welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Tim adds “Alongside the Lakes and the Dales, South Lakeland has a stunning coastline. But it’s also where most of the plastic waste from our oceans washes up. It’s important that as a community we fight to keep our beaches clean while at the same time reduce the amount of plastic we use.”
If you can make it please wear stout footwear (i.e. not sandals or pumps) and bring heavy duty work or gardening gloves if you have them. Litter pickers, bags and hoops will be provided but are limited in numbers.
Booking for the event is not required; simply meet at 10am at the LOVEmyBEACH gazebo to collect your equipment and for a short health and safety briefing.