Keeping fit on clean up

Keith Swallow gets some exercise cleaning Rossall Beach.
Keith Swallow gets some exercise cleaning Rossall Beach.
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HERE’S a novel way to get fit after the Christmas festivities – become a beach cleaner.

Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group have come up with the idea of the ‘Lone Beach Cleaner’ following the success of their monthly community beach clean campaign which has been running now for four years.

The group is offering to hand over equipment to people who enjoy taking strolls on the beach and would fancy doing some litter picking at the same time.

David Hewitt, Rossall Beach Group secretary, said: “We’ll provide you with litter pickers and kit including a hi-vis vest and some basic guidelines, and all that we ask is that you record the amount of time you’ve spent on the beach and how much litter you collected for our records.

“Not only will you be doing something which is vitally important for marine wildlife and the appearance of our shoreline, think of all the calories you’ll burn off, the fresh air you’ll breathe and the views across the beach that you will enjoy. What better way to enjoy the start to a new year!’

The monthly clean-ups are held every four weeks on a Monday morning, the next one is on January 21, on the beach against Rossall Promenade. ‘

Jane Littlewood, chairman of the group, said: “Because Monday morning isn’t convenient for everyone, the Lone Beach Cleaner idea is another way of trying to make environmental protection accessible for everyone’.

Call (01253) 829390 for more details.