Swans and geese swim in rubbish at the Marine Lake Southport

11th October 2016

Photo: Swans and geese swimming in rubbish at the Marine Lake (Friday 7th October 2016)

Swans Swim in Filthy Rubbish Marine Lake Southport

Despite the best efforts of local volunteer group ‘Rubbish Friends’, some areas of the lake is full of rubbish and pollution.


Councillor Sue McGuire, co-founder of Rubbish Friends said “Rubbish Friends try to time their clean ups to coincide with social events happening in Southport to put an extra sparkle in our town for visitors and residents alike. This time we are tackling the sand dunes and area around the West Lancs Yacht Club in time for both the Air Show and the 24 hour Yacht Race.”


Southport resident and long standing Rubbish Friend Doug Southern said “I’m really proud of our team of litter pickers who have been turning out every six weeks since 2012 to clean up grot spots across Southport. They are a great group of people who voluntarily give their time and effort and do a great job for Southport.

Doug Southern added “I would encourage more people to get involved. There is a real sense of pride and community spirit when we see the amount of litter we collect and the positive impact we make on the areas we tackle. Everyone is very welcome to come along. The more volunteers, the more litter collected, the tidier we can all make Southport.

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