Coastal clearances set for next week

Coastal access campaigners will be clearing pathways in the coming days.
Coastal access campaigners will be clearing pathways in the coming days.

Coastal access campaigners will be carrying out this year’s first pathway clearance and beach sweep next week.

Paul Marshall’s Coastal Access For All team will be removing sand from the promenades and footpaths between Skegness and Winthorpe for three days from Tuesday.

Reporting his plans to Skegness Town Council last night Mr Marshall said: “There are a number of places between here and Winthorpe where the sand is very bad.

“I got trapped four times and had to wait for someone to push me out - in places it’s three feet deep.”

The team will be using a Bobcat mini digger to remove the sand before a volunteer led clearance on Saturday March 23.

Mr Marshall, who created the group to maintain coastal access for wheelchair, scooter and pushchair users, would like more volunteers to help out on the day.

Posting on the Skegness Volunteers Facebook group, he wrote: “We will have teams of volunteers out tidying the walkways and removing litter from the beaches between Skegness and Winthorpe.”

Having seen his team of volunteers grow as its work gains publicity Mr Marshall is pleased with the improvement to the region’s coastal pathways, but still feels there is more to be done.

“This year we would really like to see the North Shore Golf Club open up its pathways for walkers,” he said.

The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson thanked Mr Marshall and his volunteers for doing a ‘fantastic job’.

To register an interest in volunteering email paulmarshallske@googlemail.com