November 23, 2017 3.25 pm This story is over 46 months old

Residents encouraged to take part in two minute beach clean in Skegness

A quick, simple and easy way to help keep the beach looking its best.

Residents are being encouraged to look after the Lincolnshire coastline after beach clean points were installed at Skegness Aqarium.

The BeachCare collaboration between Anglian Water and Keep Britain Tidy has seen two minute beach clean points installed, allowing visitors to do their bit to keep the beach in tip top condition all year round.

A new board will be unveiled by Skegness’ local icon the ‘jolly sailor’ and Skegness BeachCare group leader, Roxanne on Monday, November 27.

The board includes all the equipment needed for a two minute beach clean.

Little pickers and bags are available from the stand outside the aquarium and once you have finished your litter pick just return them to the aquarium.

Fiona McKenna, BeachCare project officer, said: “Two minutes out of your day might not seem very much, but every piece of plastic and litter removed from the marine environment is no longer a danger to marine life and the quality of the water around Skegness beach.

“Skegness’ bathing water has been rated excellent for three years running and we want to work to empower local residents and visitors to do their bit to keep in excellent condition all year round.

“A two minute beach clean is a quick, simple and easy way to help keep the beach looking its best.

Sarah Dobson from Anglian Water said: “Water is vital to our way of life and by working with communities to put water at the heart of our way of living.

“We want to help people understand the connection between what’s in the environment and what comes out of our taps. As part of this we’re keen to work with coastal communities, like Skegness, to encourage people to get involved in helping to protect our region’s waterways and shorelines.”

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