Team’s coastal clean-up

Paul Marshall, Coun Mark Smith, Skegness Army Cadets  and Sergeant Chris Woods during the coastal clean up at the weekend. Photo by John Crossland.
Paul Marshall, Coun Mark Smith, Skegness Army Cadets and Sergeant Chris Woods during the coastal clean up at the weekend. Photo by John Crossland.

A CLEANER, safer and more accessible coast has been achieved thanks to the hard work and dedication of young volunteers.

Paul Marshall recruited more than 30 community spirited youngsters to join his Coastal Access For All campaign for a week long assault on the region’s beaches and coastal pathways.

Skegness Grammar School students, army cadets, and Duke of Edinburgh award participants managed to clear and clean the entire coastal stretch between Seaview Car Park and Winthorpe.

Paul said: “We had an excellent weekend. The response from the public was superb - everyone we met was pleased to see the youngsters taking pride in their community. They thought it was brilliant.”

The volunteers removed sand and buckthorn from pathways to enable scooters and wheelchair users to access to coast, cleaned litter from the beach and identified hazardous items for safe disposal. Further cleaning missions have been scheduled for later in the month and throughout the summer. If you would like to volunteer of have a centrally located storage facility to keep spades, shovels and brushes call Paul on 01754 768775