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12:00am 27th April 2014
(Updated 3:29pm 28th April 2014)

Over recent months we've reported numerous beach cleans on Chesil but now it's time for all of Dorset's beaches to get a blitz!

The Great Dorset Beach Clean takes place this Sunday (27th April) with twenty five of our finest coastal locations on the list.

Organised by Dorset Countryside Ranger service it's in it's 26th year and volunteers will be given bags, gloves and other things to help.

Since 1988 15,227 people have taken part in the clean-ups beach clean, collecting 20,381 bags of rubbish. The haul at the 2013 beach clean included a giant fishing aerial, 25 litre container of sump oil, a large horseshoe floatation device, an empty cash box from a car park ticket machine, inflatable dingy and a home made trolley.

Jenny Penney, Senior Coastal Ranger, (and coordinator of the event) Dorset County Council, said, "It's vital that we keep cleaning beaches to make them safe for people and wildlife as well as maintaining their beauty. By helping monitor and pick up litter on our beaches, people can make a real difference."

Details of beaches, meeting points and times:

Lyme Regis, The slipway, Cobb Harbour, 10.00 - 12.00
Charmouth, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, 10.00 - 12.00
Seatown, National Trust Land Rover at Seatown, 11.00 - 13.00
Eype, Eype Beach car park, 10.00 - 12.00
West Bay - West Beach & East Beach, Steps down to West Beach on Esplanade, 10.00 - 12.00
Burton Bradstock, Outside Hive Beach Café, 11.00 - 13.00
Cogden Beach, National Trust Land Rover on beach, 11.00 - 13.00
West Bexington, Beach car park, 11.00 - 13.00
Abbotsbury, Abbotsbury Beach car park, 10.00 - 12.00
Chesil Cove, Promenade by Cove House Inn, 11.00 - 13.00
Church Ope Cove, On the beach, 11.00 - 13.00
Portland Castle & Sailing Club, On beach adjacent to Portland Castle , 11.00 - 13.00
Ferrybridge, Chesil Beach Centre , 11.00 - 13.00
Newton's Cove, On the prom, 11.00 - 13.00
Bowleaze Cove, Slipway, Bowleaze Cove, 11.00 - 13.00
Osmington Beach, Osmington Beach, bottom of beach steps on Shortlake Lane, 10.00 - 12.00
Ringstead Beach & Bay, Bottom car park at Ringstead, 11.00 - 13.00
Lulworth Cove, At the slipway, 11.00 - 13.00
Worbarrow Bay, Follow path to beach from Tyneham car park, 13.00 - 15.00
Swanage North Beach, Outside The Bull & Boat Restaurant, North end of promenade, 11.00 - 12.30
Holes Bay, Poole, Cycleway by fire station roundabout, Holes Bay, 10.00 - 12.00
Ham Beach, Hamworthy, Ham Common Beach car park, 10.00 - 12.00
Bournemouth, Entrance to Bournemouth Pier on seafront, 10.00 - 12.00
Hengistbury Head , By the Visitor Centre (Thatched Barn), 10.30 - 12.30
Friars Cliff, Christchurch, On wave wall below Steamer Point car park, 10.30 - 12.30

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