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Thursday, 02 July 2015

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Enthusiastic volunteers sought to pick up litter from Barrow shoreline

ANOTHER Barrow beach clean is being organised as part of the Big Clean to follow up on recent successes.

EM Big Clean logo 2014

Roa Island is the latest location to join the Evening Mail’s clean-up drive, with a litter pick organised for Saturday September 6.

Volunteers are asked to meet at The Concle Inn in Rampside from 10.30am.

They will then head down to clear rubbish from the shoreline.

Equipment including litter pickers, gloves and bags will be provided by Barrow Borough Council on the day.

It is hoped that another team of enthusiastic litter pickers will join in with the litter pick, just like the team who volunteered on north Walney on August 16.

The idea for a clean-up in the area came from Dawn Kendall-Crawford, of Highlands Avenue, Barrow, who will be joining the clean-up along with her husband.

Mrs Kendall-Crawford said: “We go to the beach every weekend and (two weeks ago) I counted 211 pieces of rubbish, mainly plastics, within a half-hour walk.

“It’s not the beach that runs either side of Roa Island Road but the other part of the beach that runs alongside the bike path.

“I hope we can do this clean as it really is a mess.”

Sponsored by Centrica Energy, the Big Clean is also supported by key partner, Kimberly-Clark.

Furness Waste Consortium, Barrow Borough Council, South Lakeland District Council, Lake District National Park Authority, Copeland Borough Council, Morecambe Bay Partnership and LOVEmyBEACH also support the initiative.

The campaign aims to promote civic pride by giving community groups the tools so they can act to keep their environment safe.

To suggest a location for a Big Clean event and to volunteer, email reporter Jonathan Robinson at jonathan.robinson@nwemail.co.uk.

To view the interactive map with all the planned and possible locations, go to the website nwemail.co.uk/bigclean.

  • A LITTER pick takes place at Ormsgill Reservoir and Cocken Lake on Friday. Volunteers are asked to meet from 1pm at Tally Ho car park in Schneider Road.


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