Trust trio go-it-alone in beach clean sweep
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.
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"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.
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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.