Bags of helpers cleaning beaches around Skegness

Pupils from St Giles Academy School, Lincoln, who cleaned Skegness South Beach. ANL-160323-103621001
Pupils from St Giles Academy School, Lincoln, who cleaned Skegness South Beach. ANL-160323-103621001

Volunteers headed to the coast by the coachload to rid the beaches around Skegness of rubbish and prepare the resorts for the Easter influx of visitors.

Paul Marshall, of Coastal Access for All (Cafa), organised a number of beach cleans on the run-up to the first spring break.

Volunteers who turned out for the beach clean in Winthorpe. ANL-160323-103634001

Volunteers who turned out for the beach clean in Winthorpe. ANL-160323-103634001

Nearly 30 volunteers turned out on the Saturday before Easter for the Winthorpe event. A week earlier they had been out in Skegness.

Many of them were recruited by a caravanner, Ian Mann, who supports Mr Marshall on several of his events.

Mr Marshall said: “We had a very good turnout and were able to clean on the beach along Miners Walk.

Ian took half the group to clear up rubbish along the back of Butlins, where recently the Buckthorn bushes had been cleared back leaving the area in a terrible state.

“Ian had been able to procure a number of meals for two from local bars along the coast and every volunteer received a free raffle ticket which will be drawn later in the week.”

The week before 43 children and 10 adults travelled by coach from the St Giles Academy School, Lincoln, to do a beach clean on Skegness South Beach.

“Kevin Wilson led the beach clean and later showed the children some items of interest that he had collected while they were collecting litter,” said Mr Marshall.

Mr Marshall is presently involved with the organisers of the Spring Harvest festival which is held at Butlins.

Volunteers will be clearing an area at the back of Butlins tomorrow (Thursday).

The last time that Spring Harvest were involved with Cafa was about two years ago, when there were around 100 youngsters clearing litter.

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