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Join an army of beach cleaners across Brighton and Hove
Environmentally-friendly residents from across Brighton and Hove are coming together to help tackle littering following a call to arms from The Argus.
Our Take It Home campaign has been highlighting the menace of littering and encouraging people to take their waste with them.
As part of our ongoing commitment to our natural environment we are holding a big beach clean-up in Brighton.
Councillors, businesses and community groups are all getting involved in the day of action on Sunday, being held in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society and the Sea Life centre in Brighton.
And we are calling on our readers to also get involved to help keep our beaches clean.
Michael Beard, Editor of The Argus, said: “The Argus is your paper and we want to make sure we do everything we can to improve your community.
“This is why we have taken the fight against litter on to the beach and have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society and the Sea Life Centre.
“The Take It Home campaign has shown the damage both visually and to the environment caused by people who selfishly leave their rubbish behind.
“I would encourage people to join us on Sunday to show how much we all care about our beaches and how we will not tolerate littering.”
Asda Hollingbury community life champion, Kerry Ancell, has pledged her support to the event and will be encouraging shoppers to help out.
The store holds an annual Big Litter Pick and decided to focus its efforts on The Argus campaign.
Mrs Ancell said: “We are really looking forward to getting stuck in and helping clean up the area. We hope to make a real difference tidying up.”
Darren Evans, store manager at Asda Hollingbury, added: “We are really keen to get out into the local community andmake a real difference.
“It will be so rewarding to see the end result and we are hoping members of the local community will want to come and join in.”
The clean-up, part of MCS’s Big Beachwatch weekend, takes place on Sunday (September 16) from 10am at the Sea Life centre in Brighton.
The Beachwatch event has been running since 1994 and has removed thousands of tonnes of rubbish off beaches around the country.
- If you would like to come along to help, call Peter Truman on 01273 544525 or email email@example.com