By Martin Neville
Thursday, September 12, 2013
AN ENVIRONMENTAL charity is asking for more volunteers to take part in year-round beach litter picks.
Sunday sees the launch of the Cold Water Beach Clean Series, a new Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) beach clean scheme in collaboration with The Crown Estate.
SAS is calling for Island volunteers to join the beach clean team from 10am until noon at Grange Chine, and between 2pm and 4pm at Compton.
An SAS spokesman said: "During the coldest months, marine litter accumulates in huge quantities on our coastline, threatening the safety and enjoyment of beaches by surfers, walkers and other sports enthusiasts."
Volunteers can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and all those who sign in will also be entered into a draw to win a Finisterre Etobicoke jacket, worth £160.
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by matthew emson
14th September 2013, at 15:39:06
"The Isle of Wight's small army of unemployed could do this" - One of the most ridiculous statements I have read here. Unemployment on IOW for most people is not a choice. Criminal scum? My goodness what awful people you are. Get some professional help - soon!
by Russell Palin
14th September 2013, at 09:40:20
There is no doubt about it, some people need this as punishment some need this for being "fair" and working for the benefit they benefit from.Is this just David and Gaby? Or is this the general consensus?Thinking on the same vein. Cyclists could work on the road as they pay no road fund...Walkers could keep paths clear...Back to the beach, perhaps the people who use it for free and gain the most enjoyment from it should pay for the privilege, after all the rest of the year it seems it pays for its self...No blue flags, dogs free everybody happy. Some surfers get together and burn the rubbish down Compton, so do some fishermen. This clean is mainly cleaning up after the summer. In my opinion, less ship rubbish more coast litter, you know nappies from the Blue flag loving families, barbecue waste, glass etc ...My view has always been scrap the blue flag and spend the money somewhere else. The Island stands alone without help of silly flags etc etc ....Zzzzzzz LOL!
by david walker
13th September 2013, at 11:16:30
so our council taxes only pay for beach cleaning during the summer months for the benefit of the tourists. How about the criminal scum doing it as part of their community service orders? The unemployed would have to be paid gaby.
by Gaby Hill
13th September 2013, at 10:03:26
The Isle of Wight's small army of unemployed could do this.
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