Branscombe beach has a spring clean

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:52 18 June 2010

BRANSCOMBE beach will be given a good combing next week as National Trust staff and volunteers rid the area of rubbish for the Easter break. As part of an organised clean-up of Devon and Cornwall beaches, litter pickers will be out in force on the beach t

BRANSCOMBE beach will be given a good combing next week as National Trust staff and volunteers rid the area of rubbish for the Easter break.

As part of an organised clean-up of Devon and Cornwall beaches, litter pickers will be out in force on the beach this Monday from 10.20am.

Brian Muelaner, who works for the Trust and has coordinated the Mass Beach Clean says: "This week was chosen so that the worst of the winter storms would be over, and the beaches would be looking their best ready for Easter's visitors.

"With 25 different events taking place, I am really delighted with how so many local people have embraced the idea to help to clean up their local beach.

"We held the event last year and were so pleased with its resounding success that we felt it should become a regular event for our annual calendar."

All the teams will be reporting on the volume of rubbish found on their beaches, and documenting the stranger or more surprising items found.

The Trust is looking for volunteers to help with some of the beach cleans. People are asked to wear strong boots and gloves.

For more information ring Stuart Britton, East Devon National Trust warden, on (01297) 680507.


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