The first joint litter-pick of the Swanage Beach Buddies and Swanage Landers took place on the 28th October. The aim is to complement the efforts of Swanage Town Council and clean the streets near the seafront thereby preventing litter ending up on the beach and in the sea.
A great turn-out of 10 volunteers collected 4 bags of litter weighing 12 kg. There had been heavy overnight rain so most small stuff would have been washed into the drains and out to sea. However they still picked up well over 500 soggy cigarette butts.
Their next join venture is on Thursday 11th November and they hope to continue on a fortnightly basis.