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Clean Up Operation At Chesil Continues Today

Chesil Beach

9:04am 23rd March 2014

Efforts to clean up Chesil Beach following the storms and high tides continue today (Sunday 23rd March).

Local agencies have organised the beach cleans and a wave of volunteers will join the taskforce collecting debris and castaway cargo that was lost at sea.

The Chesil beach clean-up gets underway at 11am and another at Ringsted Bay starts at 2pm on the slipway.

The Lulworth Estate is also holding a clean and meeting at the slipway at Lulworth Cove from 2pm.

Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided at all locations, but volunteers need to wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing for the weather. A sun hat and sun block if clear and sunny, warm clothes if it's cold and rainwear if rain is forecast. Organisers will be at the locations for two hours and volunteers are welcome at any time during this period.

Cllr Hilary Cox, the county council's Cabinet member for environment, said:

"We are looking for as many people as possible to help. Keeping our beaches clean is important to local residents and businesses that rely on tourism.

"Working with others makes the job far more fun even enjoyable. Not only that but your effort makes our beaches safer and cleaner for everyone - thank you."

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