Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Thanet district Council press release

Local people can clean up the Thanet coastline with a series of volunteering activities from the Thanet Coast Project.

Spring beach cleans are taking place later this month (March), with sessions taking place at Plumpudding, Minnis Bay between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 28 March and at Pegwell Bay at the same times on Sunday 29 March.

Ramsgate's wild Sea Garden is also the focus for a spring clean with a session planned on Saturday 4 April between 10am and 1pm with artist Ruth Cutler. Spring planting and maintenance will be carried out at the garden, which is next to the promenade car park, at the north end of the road leading down below the Granville Theatre. Help is needed with hoeing, weeding, collecting litter, constructing flint and chalk designs and planting.

Naomi Biggs, Thanet Coast Project Education Officer, said: "These sessions provide a great opportunity to help clean up our beautiful coastline after the ravages of winter. Our beaches could do with extra pairs of hands to help clear away rubbish that's been washed up over the last few months and our Sea Garden needs work to get it ready for spring visitors. We really value the work of our volunteers and we'd be lost without their help. We know, from their feedback, that they get a lot from volunteering."

Gloves and bags are provided, along with refreshments, which Tesco is supplying.

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