LITTER: We need to care more

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We write with concern about the ever-increasing rubbish on Blyth beach and surrounding areas.

The litter problem continues to worsen, bearing in mind we have a beautiful beach with excellent amenities.

This year our Links Conservation Group’s biggest problem over the summer months has been an abundance of dirty nappies and baby wipes discarded daily on our beach. These items are non-degradable, therefore endangering our marine life.

Plastics and cans also continue to be hazardous. The clean-up is never ending.

Now the summer is over and dogs are allowed back onto all beach areas, we will have the addition of bagged dog dirt.

We, as a community, need to care more about our town and beach areas.

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful place to bring our families, children and grandchildren, and spend quality time having fun and soaking up the scenery.

We are a small group of volunteers, who have been working in this area for more than ten years. We meet every other Saturday, from 10am until noon.

Please help us by bagging your litter/doggy bags and placing them in the bins provided.

In 2016/2017 we collected 252 bags of litter.

For anyone interested in finding out more about the group or wishing to help, contact numbers will be supplied.

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