Thanks to Michael for this report from the weekend. Ed
Despite a a cloudy day with a chilly northerly breeze, 52 volunteers including the Mayor of East Cowes Mike Lloyd, Isle of Wight County Councillors Luisa Hillard and Julia Baker Smith plus Police officer Steve Hull, collected 22 back bags of rubbish and a quantity of other debris.
This beach clean is a part of the bid to achieve DEFRA Bathing Water Quality Designation for the East Cowes Esplanade Beach.
The community event was organised by the local group “Fight Against Environmental Contamination of Estuaries and Seafronts” (FAECES) in association with the Council for the Protection of Rural England( CPRE) and Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and the East Cowes Business Association, with the unanimous support of the East Cowes Town Council.
Image: © With kind permission of Allan Marsh