As we start to say goodbye to long winter days and look forward to summer, beach volunteers are issuing a plea for others to help them make Blackpool’s beaches sparkle.
Fylde coast residents are being reminded of how they can help to look after beaches to ensure they’re just right for the summer months.
The LOVEmyBEACH campaign has issued ten top tips, to remind people of things they can do to help keep the coast clean.
These range from simple tasks such as knowing what you can throw down the sink to volunteering your time to carry out a special beach clean.
> Check your drains are connected to the right drainage system – visit www.connectright.org
> Pick up after your dog and put it in the bin
> Check your sewerage systems are properly connected
> Don’t drop litter; put it in the bin
> Come along to a local beach clean – you never know what you might find
> Catch your rainwater in a water butt to help reduce the amount of water running into surface water drains
> Think before you pour – only pour things down the sink that you are happy to swim in
> Think before you flush – only the three ‘p’s go down the toilet – pee, poo and paper. Put wet wipes and sanitary items in the bin.
> Follow our simple tips and make your workplace a LOVEmyBEACH business
> Spread the word about LOVEmyBEACH and lead by example, share information about your beach and how to keep it clean.
It comes as part of the local LOVEmyBEACH campaign, a partnership that is being run by Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Councils, as well as the Environment Agency, Keep Britain Tidy and United Utilities.
Volunteer Janet Curran said: “Helping to keep the beach clean, by picking up litter once a week, is a pleasure, not a chore.
“Our small friendly group meanders along the shore collecting any debris that has been left by visitors or by the tide.
“At the end of our morning’s work, we can clearly see the huge difference we’ve made, so it’s always very satisfying.”
For further information visit the website: www.lovemybeach.org