Haul of rubbish cleared during beach-clean event

Boulmer Beach Clean
Boulmer Beach Clean

Volunteers turned out in force to collect 46kg of rubbish during a beach clean at the weekend.

Bamboo poles, part of an iron bedstead, broken creel pots, a rake head and balloons were just some of the items hauled off Boulmer beach on Saturday.

The tidy-up was part of Beachwatch, the Marine Conservation Society’s beach clean and litter survey which aims to highlight the issues of beach litter around the UK.

Alnwick Round Table members including parish councillor Billy Bell volunteered, as did members of Alnwick Sea Swimmers, while National Trust warden, Jane Lancaster, supplied extra picking sticks and offered her services.

Local residents took part and youngsters Max and Isabella Harrison won the prize for the most unusual objects found, collecting a bird’s skull and electrical junction box.

Thanks have been given to Bill Pringle from Northumberland County Council who supplied pickers, gloves, bags and a first-aid box. Thanks to Wilkinson who donated a £10 voucher for hand sanitisers.

The next Boulmer beach clean is on September 20.

○ County and parish councillor, Scott Dickinson, has said that recent community tidy-up weekends in Hadston and Widdrington were worthwhile and successful and thanked the county council for its help.