Giant Dolphin Sand Art Installation Emblazoned On St. Anne’s Beach

A second giant sand art installation, this time featuring an awesome 30m dolphin and blazoning the Council’s ‘Take It, Don’t Leave It’ anti-littering message, was created on St. Anne’s Beach last Monday, 23rd August..  The enormous sand artwork was raked at low tide close to the Pier in a striking bid to raise awareness of the effects of littering across the area.  And the wonderful creation has been superbly recorded for posterity in an amazing, spectacular video courtesy of North Film. You can view the brilliant video by following this link:

Fylde Council’s Chair of Environment, Health and Housing Committee, Councillor Tommy Threlfall said, ‘It was wonderful to see so many people taking an interest in the sand art we commissioned as part of the Take It, Don’t Leave It litter campaign. The initiative, which has been ongoing throughout the summer, is one part of our wider council plans to work towards becoming carbon neutral and reduce the amount of plastic and other harmful waste in our borough and, notably, on our cherished beach. Any plastics that end up in the sea can, and all too often do, prove fatal when ingested by marine wildlife.’

He continued, ‘The dolphin depicted in the artwork is just one of the species in danger and, as it was a sunny day, lots of beachgoers stopped to find out more about Richard’s artwork and the message behind it. It really resonated with Fylde visitors, and the aerial video serves to further spread this important message, show off the scale of the piece and highlight the beauty of our stunning coastline. The spectacular piece was created by renowned environmental artist Richard Shilling and the events of the day were captured by the talented Neal and Sophie from Fylde based North Film, so we extend our thanks to them for all their help.’

‘Our efforts in striving for more environmentally friendly operations, processes and procedures will continue in earnest in the coming weeks and months and we look forward to sharing more updates soon.’


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