Mablethorpe

Clothes, plastics and knickers dumped on Lincolnshire coast

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Over 400 items including knickers, bottles, cans and other clothes were found dumped on the Lincolnshire coast.

Community organisation Mablethorpe in Bloom recently sent a team of volunteers to carry out a big clean-up on Mablethorpe beach.

Over 400 items were cleaned up from the beach and split into categories. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Bags and food wrappers were among the main culprits. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

There were 13 items of clothing including underwear, but the biggest problem was with bags and food wrappers with over 100 of each discovered.

Over 25 dog poo bags were cleared up, along with countless metal and paper items.

More clothes dumped on Mablethorpe beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Dog poo bags were cleaned up from the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

More discarded bags at the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Mablethorpe In Bloom posted the findings on social media saying “We thought the beach was quite clean…this is the truth”.

A checklist was also posted, which highlights the extent of the problem on the beach.

A checklist of the items cleaned up on Mablethorpe beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Bottles found dumped on the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

More bottles found dumped on the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Cans discarded on Mablethorpe beach

Nursery children with assistants also took part in the big beach clean. 60 junior children, 20 nursery and around 20 adult volunteers took part, covering a stretch of beach about half a mile long in an hour.

Alison Green from Mablethorpe In Bloom, a group which has been going for over 10 years, told Lincolnshire Reporter they are working in conjunction with the schools to promote environmental awareness and also improve our beaches.

She said: “The nursery has set up their own recycling centre as a direct result of the beach clean initiative. As part of our work around the town we have at least one more beach clean planned, probably after a bank holiday, to demonstrate how the nature of the rubbish changes after an influx of holidaymakers (this was held on January 21).”

Some of the nursery children and their assistants walking the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Mablethorpe In Bloom has already planned another future event in a bid to try keep Mablethorpe tidy.

Nylon including discarded dog toys. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Nets dumped on the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Bunch of flowers left to rot on the beach. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Yet more rubbish. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

At 11am on both February 1 and 2 the group is focusing its attention on the town.

The event post says: “It’s not just rubbish, but weeds that grow in cracks that let our streets down.

Empty bags ready for more clean ups. Recyclable and environmentally friendly. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

Discarded cigarettes and lighters. Photo: Mablethorpe In Bloom

“If we clean up, we get more points towards our coveted Gold medal for In Bloom.

“Meeting the the Coop corner benches by the pedestrian crossing, bring gloves, we will supply the rest.”

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