Volunteers needed to clean up Flintshire coastline


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A SPRING clean event will take place along the Flintshire coastline on Saturday to help restore the beach.

Keep Wales Tidy is urging people in Flintshire to get involved with the clean-up and volunteer their time during Clean Coast Week to help care for the coastline.

The event supported by McDonald’s will run from Saturday until Sunday, May 1.

Keep Wales Tidy, along with McDonald’s restaurant staff, community groups, schools and businesses will take part in clean-up events across the country to help restore the Welsh coastlines.

In 2015, more than 100 events took place across Wales, involving more than 2,700 participants who collected over 1,700 bags of rubbish.

Stewart Williams, McDonald’s franchisee in Flintshire, said: “McDonald’s has restaurants in communities throughout Wales and we have seen first-hand the effects of the recent weather conditions on Wales’ iconic coastline.

“Working in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy is a great opportunity to support the community and restore some of Wales’ most picturesque locations for everyone to enjoy.

“My restaurant team will be volunteering as part of our commitment to keeping our local environment clean and litter-free and we would love to see as many people as possible joining our volunteers at the events in April.”

Lesley Jones, chief executive for Keep Wales Tidy said: “The coastline is very important for Wales as it allows us to showcase our beautiful country, boosting local economies and the tourism industry.

“It’s important that we get together to help restore our beaches and maintain the high standard of our coast.

“I hope that people from across Wales can spend a few hours at their nearest coastal area to ensure that locals and visitors can continue to enjoy our natural surroundings.”

Keep Wales Tidy local officer, Judith Wright, will be at Talacre Beach on April 27 from 10am, along with volunteers from McDonald’s and the local community.

Anybody who would like to get involved should contact Judith on 07717 495188 or email Judith.wright@keepwalestidy.org.

To organise a separate clean-up event, register at www.keepwalestidy.org/cleancoast.

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