McDonald's staff lovin' helping to keep Hartlepool beach free from litter

Part of Seaton Beach was left looking cleaner after McDonald’s workers carried out a community litter pick.

By Mark Payne
Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:45 am
(Left to right) Vicky Vale, Ted Brown and Denise Hopkins-Noble from Burn Road, Town Centre and Marina McDonalds at the start of their litter pick. Picture by FRANK REID
(Left to right) Vicky Vale, Ted Brown and Denise Hopkins-Noble from Burn Road, Town Centre and Marina McDonalds at the start of their litter pick. Picture by FRANK REID

Around 15 staff and managers from Hartlepool’s three restaurants spent a morning removing rubbish from the golden sand with their grabbers and sacks.

They volunteered to carry out the litter pick as McDonald’s litter left by customers is among the most common kinds of rubbish found.

Area manager Ryan Norman said: “It went well. I think they were surprised that there wasn’t bags and bags of stuff but they still collected plenty from it.

Paul Stavers and fellow staff members from Burn Road, Town Centre and Marina McDonalds at the start of their litter pick on Seaton Carew sand dunes. Picture by FRANK REID

"We did one a while ago behind the Burn Road restaurant before Covid and it’s something we will be doing again.

"It’s important for the local community and it’s about educating customers. We clear up after ourselves but sometimes customers dispose of it incorrectly so it’s important to keep the area clean.”

Staff took part from McDonald’s on the marina, Burn Road and Middleton Grange outlets, which are part of the Jasper Maudsley franchise.

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