Rubbish Friends sweep Southport beach

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Rubbish Friends sweep the beach

An army of Rubbish Friends’ rolled up their sleeves to clear the littered shoreline at Marshside in the last clean up of the season organised by Cambridge Ward Liberal Democrat Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith.

Volunteers from the Keep Britain Tidy initiative, Love my Beach, and Sustrans helped swell the ranks of residents who gathered

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bags of rubbish which also included a strange assortment of larger items from an old oven, a mattress to an ironing board and even a car bumper.

As Councillor McGuire explained “It’s amazing to see the range of things which end up on our beach but by far the most common litter was plastic bottles. I would say 50% of the rubbish we collected was plastic which is becoming a huge issue both on our beaches and in our seas”.

“It was a great turn out by people who clearly love their town and want to see it kept in a clean and tidy state,” said Councillor Keith. “ But we really need to drive home the message ‘don’t tip on your trip take your litter home.

Councillor Sue McGuire, added: ” Pat and I would like to say a BIG thank you to all the participants this year. Without you our campaign would not have been so successful. You are the lifeblood of our Rubbish Friends and we hope to see you all again for next year’s Big Spring Clean.

“ We will shortly be organising our dates for 2014 and If there’s a grot spot you want tidied please get in touch and join our litter heroes. Alone we can’t make a difference but together we can not fail. “

If you would like to become a Rubbish Friend please contact:

Pat Keith: email [email protected]

Mobile: 07735005802

Sue McGuire: email [email protected].

Mobile: 07766968162



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