Volunteers are sought for Tynemouth beach clean

Tynemouth Longsands.
Tynemouth Longsands.
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A clean-up is planned for an award winning beach.

The Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) group are holding a Big Spring Beach Clean on Sunday at Tynemouth Longsands.

Meeting on the ramp at the southern end of the beach, it will take place from noon to 2pm.

Dozens of volunteers have already signed up, with members of the public welcome to take part in the quest for plastic-free coastlines.

More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to take part in Surfers Against Sewage’s biggest ever Big Spring Beach Clean, with a host of events taking place from April 3 to 9.

There will be a clean up at King Edward’s Bay on April 7 at 10am and the following day at Whitley Bay beach, starting at 8am.

SAS’s head of community and engagement, Dom Ferris said: “By collecting plastic that would pollute our oceans and converting it into functional packaging, Surfers Against Sewage and Ecover will raise awareness about using plastic conscientiously and more sustainably.

“Our volunteers are committed to tackling plastic pollution on their beaches for as long as it takes but each and every one of them longs for a day when beach cleans are just a fond memory and we truly have Plastic Free Coastlines.”

For more on SAS visit www.sas.org.uk/events/