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Beach clean-up bid to attract visitors

Teenagers clean up Cleveleys Beach

Teenagers clean up Cleveleys Beach

A Fylde coast beach has been given a major spring clean by students.

The National Citizen Service’s Day of Action saw a group of volunteers clear debris from Cleveleys beach, opposite 
Victoria Road West.

The work was carried out ahead of Easter, in a bid to help attract visitors to the town over the next two weeks.

The day of action project aims to give young people an opportunity to have an impact on the community.

Teenagers braved the wind to tackle the build-up of rubbish and debris on the beach and collected seven bags’ full in just 90 minutes.

Charlotte Hopkins, 17, led the project.

She said: “What’s great about NCS Action Day is that we have the chance to tackle an issue that’s close to our hearts. The success of the project is our responsibility and our doing – knowing it’s gone well and that it’s done good for others is something we can all be really proud of.”

Fellow volunteer Kirsty Squibb, 18, added: “My NCS experience was the best thing that I’ve done so far, it brought me good friends who I would not have met otherwise.

“It has given me many 
opportunities to develop 
myself.”

The programme is 
designed to help youngsters develop life skills.

Carly Llewellyn-Ryan, Wyre’s NCS co-ordinator, said: “The work that’s been done in Cleveleys goes to show what we can achieve, even in a short space of time, when we take a hands-on approach to tackling issues in our community that affect us all.

“It was wonderful to see passers-by waving and 
applauding their hard work.”

 

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