Plea to help save coast from waste

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BEACH lovers are being invited to get their bags at the ready as a stretch of sand is given a clear-up.

A litter pick will be carried out at Seaham as part of the Beachwatch event.

The items found between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Sunday, September 22, will be logged as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) research.

Nicola Beldham, who is organising the event, said: “The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at, it can harm and even kill some of our best-loved marine wildlife.”

The MCS says it has seen a rise in litter on beaches in the last two decades, with fishing and the public among the main causes.

Those who would like to take part should meet at the steps in Seaham Hall car park.