Beach clean-up

CONSERVATION enthusiasts are being urged to join in clean-up at a popular beach.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Marks & Spencer are organising a beach clean at Crimdon beach, and need plenty of local help to make sure the shoreline gets a tidy-up ready for summer.

The event is part of the nationwide Big Beach Clean-up which is now in it’s second year and will see thousands of volunteers clean up almost 120 beaches around the UK coast as part of the M&S Forever Fish campaign.

The Crimdon clean-up will be held on Monday, April 22 and will only take a few hours.

Beach litter has been rising over the last 20 years and MCS works to highlight the dangers of rubbish both on the shore and in the sea. To take part, register at and as an incentive, on the day of the clean-up, volunteers who sign up in advance will receive a voucher for £5 off a £30 spend on food and drink at M&S.