Blackpill clean up for Swansea Soroptimists
Swansea Soroptimists - an organisation for today’s professional and business women - has volunteered to do a spot of beach cleaning this weekend.
The event, which has been arranged to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Beachwatch big weekend with the Marine Conservation Society, will take place at Blackpill.
And the ladies say that following one of our best summers for years Swansea beach is really in need of a good clean.
Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last decade around the UK and in an appeal for members of the public to join in a spokeswoman said: “Come for an hour and help get rid of all the detritus left and washed up on our beautiful beach during the Summer. Equipment provided by the Marine Conservation Society.”
Organisers say that they hope that their effort will have an impact on marine life and the scenery and make Blackpill, an even more pleasant place to be.
Vivienne Hanford, member of Soroptimist Swansea , said: “Last year, I took part in a beach clean, picking litter off the beach at Blackpill.
“I was horrified to find the remains of a bonfire inside which I uncovered several pieces of very fine wire and about 100 long nails.
“Imagine if a child or an animal had walked over the area and had been impaled?
“I would like to publicly condemn the irresponsible persons who left this danger on a very public area.”
The clean starts at 10am