Hundreds clear rubbish from beach

Jane Littlewood, chairman of Rossall Beach Residents group.
Jane Littlewood, chairman of Rossall Beach Residents group.
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Hundreds of volunteers cleaned up their beach as part of a national campaign to help seaside wildlife.

More than 110 people turned up at Rossall Beach to help the residents and community group tidy the stretch of sand and remove 190kg of rubbish.

Wyre Council worked in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society to tackle litter on the coastline and keep the attraction in good condition.

A spokesman for Wyre Council said: “As well as keeping the coast looking beautiful, clean beaches are essential for marine conservation.

“Some of our best-loved sea life is under threat from ingesting rubbish or getting tangled in it.

“For example, seabirds can die after plastic bags they’ve mistaken for food block their stomachs.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the environment can call into the new observation tower at Rossall Point, which leads a programme of Ranger-led activities.

The tower is open from Thursday to Sunday at 11am to 3pm.

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