Volunteers unravel a big issue for beaches

Volunteers have picked up a mountain of rubbish from beaches at Cocklawburn and Cheswick Black Rocks.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24 February, 2018, 07:12
A beach clean at Cocklawburn and Cheswick Black Rocks beach clean was performed as a joint event with Natural England and Coast Care volunteers.

Natural England and Coast Care volunteers undertook the project last Thursday.

A total of 16 volunteers were involved in the clean for more than two hours.

Rubbish removed from Cocklawburn and Cheswick Black Rocks beach.

Fourteen lobster pots were twisted together and had been left on the beach by the tide.

These had to be divided into smaller, manageable pieces to be taken off the beach.

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Volunteers also removed a host of other items including car tyres, a gas canister and more than 50kg of dog poo bags!

Coast Care is a dynamic new volunteer initiative, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Rubbish removed from Cocklawburn and Cheswick Black Rocks beach.

Coast Care is delivered through the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the Northumberland coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and the Seahouses Development Trust, where the team is based.

It hosts regular volunteer activities which can be found at www.coast-care.co.uk