Quick pick up


Who fancies a drink on the beach? Most of Southsea apparently, judging by the findings of our second beach clean of the year!

Seriously though, we loved taking part in the annual Marine Conservation Society Great British Beach Clean which takes place from 17-26 September. We filled in a litter survey of our findings from a 100m stretch of beach near South Parade Pier, and this will help the Society to campaign for real change.

As for what we found: 43 bottle lids, nearly 200 smaller pieces of plastic, 130 cigarette butts, 15 bottles and 24 lolly sticks and chip forks…and more. Not bad for two hours of work from our willing volunteers. Well done team!