Plastic Free News

The Plastic Free Hornsea group now have a base- Beach Hut no. 2 on the North Prom behind the Marine Pub is being rented out until the end of March next year. The hut will be used by the local schools and any other local groups for environmental purposes. It is hoped that the hut will become a mini ‘community hub’. The hut will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 12pm. Everyone is encouraged to come along, have a look, a drink, a chat and sign the visitor’s book. There will be orange buckets, pickers and gloves available for anyone who wishes to do some litter picking. Collectors are encouraged to leave the waste collected in the appropriate recycling bins wherever possible. A full Open Day and Community Beach Clean will take place on Sunday 28th October from 10am to 3pm. The group wishes to thank the owners of the Old Hall who donated a small fridge, which will help to store refreshments for collectors. They are also grateful to local artist Tom Everard who has donated two works of art made from bottle tops that he has collected. The works are on display in the hut. The town is now close to meeting all the criteria stipulated by Surfers against Sewage for achieving ‘Plastic Free Town’ status. The only remaining task is to recruit at least six businesses who can demonstrate that they have taken at least three measures to eliminate single use plastics. If you run such a business or would like some help in becoming plastic free, please contact Paul Parry: [email protected] In the meantime, the group would like to encourage everyone to cut down on their use of plastics whenever possible and to get out and do some litter picking wherever there may be a need. Jane, who has recently joined the group, regularly cleans up the mountains of rubbish emanating from Tescos, around the Stream Dyke, Orchard and Rail Trail, and highly recommends it. She says: “After a lifetime of servitude I never thought I would gain pleasure from clearing up other people’s rubbish but I was wrong. Paul told me that it can become addictive and I didn’t believe him but he was right- it’s extremely satisfying.”

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