More than 20 bin bags of rubbish collected from Sandbanks beach in two hours

Bournemouth Echo: Volunteers helping out at a festive beach clean in Sandbanks Volunteers helping out at a festive beach clean in Sandbanks

MORE than 20 bin bags of rubbish were collected from Sandbanks Beach in just two hours, it has been revealed.

A group of volunteers, organised by Borough of Poole’s beach team, took part in the festive beach clean event last week.

Items removed from Poole’s award-winning Blue Flag beach were mostly discarded crisp packets, sweet wrappers, cans and bottles.

Cllr Judy Butt, cabinet portfolio holder for public engagement and participation, said: “Poole is such a beautiful place to live in and visit. Our golden beaches are very special places so it’s great to see local people taking time out of their busy schedules to help look after them.

“I cannot thank them enough for volunteering to help, they are true community champions in action.”

Earlier this year Sandbanks Beach retained its Blue Flag status. In 2012, marking the fact it was, at that time, the only UK beach to win Blue Flag status annually for quarter-of-a-century, Sandbanks was honoured with a specially-commission plaque.

Cllr Butt stressed: “Our beaches are open to everyone, but it is important that we all do our bit to keep our beaches clean and help maintain the Blue Flag status which we all worked so hard to achieve.

“Thanks to our selfless volunteers we are able to maintain this very high standard.”

The Sandbanks Beach litter-pick took place last Wednesday.

Afterwards the rubbish was sorted into recycling and non-recyclable waste before being taken away.

See boroughofpoole.com/events for information on future community litter-pick events organised by Borough of Poole.

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5:19pm Wed 18 Dec 13

skydriver says...

Did the councillors help in this task...........
Did the councillors help in this task........... skydriver

6:38pm Wed 18 Dec 13

rba says...

great effort to you all. its such a shame that some people just dont care and its very very annoying to see these low lifes chucking litter on the floor and not given a ---- about there thoughtless actions and the consequences that these scum have on our community etc. did you chuck any immigrants away and also the inconsiderate dog owners that cant be bother to collect their dogs waste?
great effort to you all. its such a shame that some people just dont care and its very very annoying to see these low lifes chucking litter on the floor and not given a ---- about there thoughtless actions and the consequences that these scum have on our community etc. did you chuck any immigrants away and also the inconsiderate dog owners that cant be bother to collect their dogs waste? rba

8:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

The poshies are a messy lot.
The poshies are a messy lot. BIGTONE

9:02pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Peroni says...

What happened to the tractor with the mechanical 'comb' towed on the back of it.Another cost cutting exercise ,then yes the rubbish that gets blown about will need picking up !
I've said it before ,the bin men emptying the bins leave a lot of rubbish behind to be blown about .
What happened to the tractor with the mechanical 'comb' towed on the back of it.Another cost cutting exercise ,then yes the rubbish that gets blown about will need picking up ! I've said it before ,the bin men emptying the bins leave a lot of rubbish behind to be blown about . Peroni

9:28pm Wed 18 Dec 13

fireflier says...

......... and, we should really ban ....the dogs!!!!
......... and, we should really ban ....the dogs!!!! fireflier

7:21am Thu 19 Dec 13

Peroni says...

fireflier wrote:
......... and, we should really ban ....the dogs!!!!
Sorry didn't realise they left crisp packets ,bottles and rubbish !
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: ......... and, we should really ban ....the dogs!!!![/p][/quote]Sorry didn't realise they left crisp packets ,bottles and rubbish ! Peroni

10:53am Thu 19 Dec 13

Sir Beachy Head says...

I had a walk up there last week. Very nice. Stopped in the new Tesco express and was surprised to find a hot chicken/sausage section there. They only usually have those in the Metro stores. So a nice addition. They even had Westons Vintage cider in the fridge (8.2% abv-£1.88 a bottle) which I've not found in any Tesco before except the big one at Branksome.
So, a nice little snack and drink was had by me on the wall overlooking the harbour, catching the last dregs of the afternoon winter sunshine as it dipped below the horizon. Marvellous.
I then placed all my rubbish in the bin.
I always do.
I had a walk up there last week. Very nice. Stopped in the new Tesco express and was surprised to find a hot chicken/sausage section there. They only usually have those in the Metro stores. So a nice addition. They even had Westons Vintage cider in the fridge (8.2% abv-£1.88 a bottle) which I've not found in any Tesco before except the big one at Branksome. So, a nice little snack and drink was had by me on the wall overlooking the harbour, catching the last dregs of the afternoon winter sunshine as it dipped below the horizon. Marvellous. I then placed all my rubbish in the bin. I always do. Sir Beachy Head

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