Litter-pick invite for Redcar and Saltburn

Saltburn and Redcar’s beaches are receiving a clean-up this weekend as volunteers head to the coastline for Great British Beach Clean (15-18 September).

The national campaign is led by the Marine Conservation Society, and aims tackle waste and litter in the UK’s seas.

In support of the campaign, Saltburn Beachwatch and Marske Litter Action are undertaking a beach clean and survey on Saltburn’s coast on Saturday 16 September between 10am and 12pm.

The Local Marine Conservation Society and partners FRED (Friends of Redcar) will also be taking part on Redcar’s coast on Sunday 17 September.

As part of the ‘Love it’ campaign - which encourages people to make small changes in their community - Northumbrian Water undertook a beach clean in Saltburn last week and collected 40 bags of rubbish.

This weekend, in support of ‘Love it’, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will be providing bags, gloves and litterpickers, and will be removing any rubbish collected by the volunteers.

Northumbrian Water collected 40 bags of rubbish during a litterpick in Saltburn Credit: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

“If enough volunteers give up two hours of their time, we can make a difference!”

Roy Smith, Saltburn Beachwatch

"There is always a good turn out on Redcar beach when we are holding an event. This weekend is no exception. We are joined by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Forester Financial group, who incidentally are donating wheelbarrows and spades to FRED (because our previous barrows were so cheap they fell to pieces!), the scouts are joining us as well and to cap it off, River Tees Rediscovered have provided funding so we can have refreshments afterwards. So if you're free this Sunday come and join us."

Cllr Carl Quartermain, Founder and organiser of FRED