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'Amazing': 150 people join clean-up

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

  • Penzance beach crowded with litter pickers. PZPM20140302A-001_C.JPG

  • Penzance beach cleaners had the opportunity to examine ancient woodland uncovered in the storms in Mount's Bay.

  • Children including members of the local Beavers group join the cleaning up around the basketball court in Penzance.

  • Penzance beach crowded with litter pickers, the single biggest problem was commercial fishing waste. PZPM20140302A-004_C.JPG

  • Penzance beach crowded with litter pickers. PZPM20140302A-008_C.JPG

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AROUND 150 Penzance residents braved a miserable March morning to do their bit to clean up the prom and beach.

Meeting at the Jubilee Pool, several tonnes of rubbish was collected including tractor tyres and some of the railings that had been ripped off the prom by the massive waves that have smashed into Penzance seafront in recent weeks.

Penzance East councillor Tim Dwelly, who organised the event, said: "Considering the weather we had an amazing turnout and I want to thank everyone who came to help, from pensioners to children with their parents.

"The Penzance and Madron Beaver Scouts also did amazing work clearing the gardens at Wherrytown."

Councillor Dwelly said many people had remarked on the hard work that had already been done by Cormac and other contractors.

"Although we had plenty to do, we were thrilled to see how much has already been done to repair our seafront," he added.

"The rubbish we brought up from the beach was removed by Cormac who are continuing with the major works at full tilt.

"When residents contacted me on my Facebook page to ask if they could do their bit and help clear up the seafront, I contacted Cornwall Council localism managers who swung into action, calling in the brilliant Volunteer Cornwall, who have a great track record in beach clean-ups.

"The announcement of the event got an impressive 16,000 hits – not bad for a coastal town in west Cornwall.

"If residents think there should be more of these community clear-ups, we now know how to organise them."

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  • doowopper  |  March 06 2014, 8:19AM

    Well done to all who took part and thank you from all in the town.

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