Trust trio go-it-alone in beach clean sweep

PUBLISHED: 15:55 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:57 18 June 2010

DESPITE only three National Trust workers taking part in Branscombe s beach clean last week, it was hailed as a success. The hard working trio, Stuart Britton, area warden, Sue Myers, warden, and Chris Hubbard, a volunteer, scoured the beach for rubbish a

DESPITE only three National Trust workers taking part in Branscombe's beach clean last week, it was hailed as a success.

The hard working trio, Stuart Britton, area warden, Sue Myers, warden, and Chris Hubbard, a volunteer, scoured the beach for rubbish and even collected some of the remaining cargo from the Napoli.

Stuart said: "It was a shame it was only the three of us. In the past there has been 30 to 40 people taking part in the clean-up but you just never know how many will turn up.

"We collected about eight bags full of rubbish-it was an awful lot of stuff to carry back so that's where the extra people would've come in handy.

"There was a lot of plastic and we also picked up BMW parts from the Napoli."

The rubbish has now been sorted and recorded for the Marine and Conservation Society's Beachwatch programme.

This comes at a time when MCS has released its 2008 Beachwatch figures which show the amount of litter on Britain's beaches is at its highest level since records began.

Stuart added: "Hopefully the MCS will be able to provide the Government with enough information and lobby them into making legislative changes.


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