Regular visitors to the sea front will have seen the large quantities of debris that have been washed up onto the beach and promenade in the recent storms. Fortunately this has coincided with the launch of the ‘Plastic Free Hornsea’ Scheme promoted by Surfers Against Sewage. On Sunday 15th April from 10-11 am the first Community Beach Clean will take place and organisers are hoping for a turnout of at least 100 people to give the beach its biggest clean up ever.
Everyone is encouraged to come along and meet outside Rasparilla (above the Amusement Arcade) between 9.30 and 10am. Afterwards there will be free teas and coffees for all collectors at Rasparilla, courtesy of the Smile Foundation. There is also the option of a special Sunday breakfast.
East Riding Council have pledged to provide litter pickers, bags and bins as well as a wagon to take away the rubbish collected.
Hornsea County Primary have been very proactive in the launch of the Plastic Free Hornsea scheme and their pupils are passionate about addressing the problems caused by plastic waste. On Monday 19th March they gave a presentation to the Town Council in order to gain their support as this is one of the requirements in order for the town to achieve plastic free status. The Mayor Ann Padgett has agreed to be on the steering group and the Council will ensure that no single use plastics are used on their premises. Another of the requirements is that several community organisations and businesses should commit to do away with single use plastics. The Floral Hall and Cafe 10 are already leading the way and using alternatives.
If you would like to participate in any way please contact Paul Parry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils and Councillors after the Primary School’s presentation of the Plastic Free Hornsea Scheme