Beach tidy up supported by fishermen

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A coastal eyesore was cleaned up with the help of fishermen after complaints from neighbours.

Twelve fishermen joined the tidy-up at Church Scar near Lytham, working alongside staff from Fylde Council.

The site had been used by cockle pickers in 2012 and last year, with some crafts abandoned on the foreshore.

Coun Tommy Threlfall, Fylde Council cabinet member for environment and partnerships said: “The council met with residents and fishermen late in the summer and it was clear that people wanted the old boats removed.

“It is a very scenic area of beach but it needed tidying up. The results are plain to see, although council staff will return later this week to trim the plantlife that has got out of hand on the seawall.

“Everyone who helped out deserves public thanks. Residents and tourists like to see the beach looking spick and span.”