Spittal Improvement Trust first beach clean of the year

Spittal Improvement Trust beach clean

Spittal Improvement Trust beach clean

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Spittal Improvement Trust holds its first beach clean of the year on Saturday, when willing volunteers will collect an array of junk from the sand.

Trust secretary Mike Greener said the quarterly beach cleans were an important ‘token gesture’.

“There are some people picking up litter on virtually a daily basis, and our thanks go to them,” Mr Greener said.

“We often get asked why we do this. We know the quarterly clean ups are just a token gesture really, especially as the next tide brings in more of the same.

“But those that come out on these days get the satisfaction that they have at least done something.”

He added that most of the visitors to the beach did tidy up after themselves. “When you see what gets collected, it is mainly rubbish that comes down the Tweed and obviously from the sea,” he explained.

“I am always staggered at the number of tyres that keep emerging from the sand, the odd shopping trolly - minus the pound coin of course, one of the old televisions that managed to float down the river and ended up on the Point sand bar and I can practically start a business with the number of golf balls that have been collected off the beach!”

To take part meet outside the amusement arcade at 10am this Saturday (March 15), weather permitting. All welcome but come prepared for the bracing weather.

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