Fylde MP Mark Menzies has commended our local litter pickers who have shown great generosity of spirit by picking up sacks full of rubbish on Saturday mornings to keep our coastline clean and tidy. The MP for our constituency praised the volunteers by saying, ‘For 1,000-plus people to join a litter picking group after the mess left by visitors to the area a couple of weeks ago makes me proud to live in Fylde. It is clear the vast majority of the issues we saw during the recent sunny spell were from day trippers rushing to the coast. The amount of rubbish left on the beach – even buried in the sands – as well as our green spaces was atrocious. I’m delighted to see such a positive and strong response from residents. The volunteers and council staff worked wonders to tidy up that mess and it is great to know there are so many more people prepared to keep our community clean.’
And you can join in! Volunteers are most welcome to meet up for the Saturday morning litter picks at 10.30 a.m. at any one of the six start and finish points –
• Lytham RNLI
• Fairhaven Lake RSPB
• St Anne’s RNLI.
• St Anne’s Pier
• North Beach Car Park
• Starr Gate Light Craft Club
For more details simply go to ‘Tossers in Lytham St Annes!’ Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Tracey Hope, an RNLI volunteer who is one of the co-ordinators of the group, likewise thanked the volunteers by saying, ‘We’ve a huge problem in Lytham St Anne’s with rubbish not being disposed of properly, primarily by visitors. We asked for people to help make Lytham St Anne’s a ‘Zero Tolerance Zone’ for litter louts – and the response has been amazing. Last Saturday was the second of our family litter picks/beach cleans and we had a wonderful turnout of people of all ages. The group is for everyone who feels bitter about litter, children involved receive a certificate for their efforts and the picks happen rain or shine.’