Volunteers turn out to keep beach clean

The beach clean at Seahouses.
The beach clean at Seahouses.

A beach clean took place in Seahouses earlier this month, as part of a global awareness campaign.

The Coast Care Project carried out the tidy-up at Annstead Dunes on World Oceans Day.

Volunteers included two members from NIFCA (Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority) and four from Newcastle Building Society.

The helpers were delighted to receive re-usable bags for life, donated by Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages (NCCC), as part of the company’s initiative to help cut down on single-use plastic bags.

NCCC has sales offices in Alnmouth, Northumberland Street, and Seahouses, Main Street, and the re-usable bags for life can be bought for £5 each at either office.

All proceeds from the sales will go to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For further details, visit the sales offices or call 01665 830783 or 720690.

If you are interested in doing a litter pick on Alnmouth beach, NCCC in Alnmouth can provide you with litter pick equipment provided by Coast Care. For more information, call into the sales office and ask a member of staff.

Coast Care is a dynamic new partnership delivered by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Seahouses Development Trust. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It runs regular beach cleans throughout Northumberland.

If you would like to volunteer with Coast Care for a tidy-up, call 07816 603953 or visit www.coast-care.co.uk for more information.