Keeping beaches clean of litter

  • 11 July, 2022
  • In the community


Staff at
Clacton Pier have been doing their bit to help keep the town’s golden sands
clean and tidy.

A team took up
their pickers and bags at the weekend and did a sweep of the area around the
attraction after crowds flocked to the beaches in the sunny weather.

The pier
supports other similar volunteer initiatives carried out by groups during the
year and also carries out its own operation on ad hoc occasions.

Manager Nigel Brown said that Tendring District Council does the major work
through its contractors.

“However, it
is not possible for them to be on duty 24/7 and there are times when families
stay longer on the beach if the weather is still good into the evening,” he

“The pier’s
owners recognise that it is very important for all businesses that the town and
beaches look their best for visitors and residents alike.

“So, staff
spent some of their working time picking up items of rubbish that had
accumulated close to our landmark structure.

“If everyone
does a little bit in the area around them it will make a big difference.”

Mr Brown added
that if those who enjoyed the beaches just picked up their own litter and disposed
of it responsibly it would be a major help.

“As in most
cases, many people do the right thing but there are still some who see it as
someone else’s job!”


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