Big clean-up operation planned for Cefn Sidan Beach in Pembrey


A massive clean-up is being held at Cefn Sidan Beach in Pembrey following the New Year storms.
Up to 90mph winds together with the recent high tides caused lots of debris and litter to get washed up on the Blue Flag beach.
Pembrey Country Park rangers have now teamed up with Tidy Towns and Keep Wales Tidy to organise the clean-up on Thursday, March 20 and are appealing for volunteers to come along and help.
It is being held between 10am and 12noon, but volunteers are being urged to meet in car park 2 at 9.30am. Tools and equipment will be made available; volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and if possible bring gloves.
Executive Board Member for Regeneration and Leisure Councillor Meryl Gravell said: “The recent storms have caused a lot of rubbish to wash up on the beach, from larger items such as fishing nets, plastic drums, tree branches and parts of old boats as well as general litter.
“We are very grateful to Keep Wales Tidy and Tidy Towns for organising the clean-up and to all the volunteers that will be giving up their free time. It will be a big help to the rangers and I’m sure it will make a real difference. Cefn Sidan is one of our most treasured beaches and is popular with residents and visitors all year round.”
Tidy Towns is a Welsh Government-funded initiative delivered in partnership by Carmarthenshire County Council and Keep Wales Tidy. The aim is to encourage and support communities to improve the quality of their local environment.
For further information on the clean up please contact Daniel Snaith from Keep Wales Tidy on 01269 831048 / 07824 504805 or emaildaniel.snaith@keepwalestidy.org

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