Beach clean up collects 65 sacks of rubbish

First published in News

MORE than 65 bags of rubbish weighing in excess of 300kg have been collected from a Canvey beach.

The staggering amount of rubbish dumped on the beach was picked up by 63 volunteers who took part in Marks &Spencer’s Big Beach Clean-up.

Employees from Thurrock’s M&S were joined by members of the public to protect the area’s marine life as part of the store’s Forever Fish campaign.

Deirdre Mogford, store manager at M&S Thurrock, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the turn-out for this year’s Big Beach Clean-up and would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help tidy Thorney Bay beach.

“The clean-up is all about bringing the local community together to help protect marine life and the environment, and it was fantastic to see so many people working together, having fun and supporting such a great cause.”

The Forever Fish campaign is funded by profits made from the 5p carrier bag charge in M&S.

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10:21am Tue 6 May 14

pembury53 says...

back tomorrow, for another 65....
back tomorrow, for another 65.... pembury53
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10:31am Tue 6 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.
so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S. DogsMessInLeigh
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4:59pm Tue 6 May 14

sesibollox says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.
Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service...
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.[/p][/quote]Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service... sesibollox
  • Score: 4

5:38pm Tue 6 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Why did they wait for such a huge amount of cr@p to build up, before acting ?
Why did they wait for such a huge amount of cr@p to build up, before acting ? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Tue 6 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

sesibollox wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote: so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.
Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service...
Your so right! Beaches Motorways Rivers all with free litter picking
Start your own political party I'll vote for you. Rather than that UK!p pr!€k
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.[/p][/quote]Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service...[/p][/quote]Your so right! Beaches Motorways Rivers all with free litter picking Start your own political party I'll vote for you. Rather than that UK!p pr!€k Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -2

8:03pm Tue 6 May 14

iknowbetter says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote: so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.
Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service...
Your so right! Beaches Motorways Rivers all with free litter picking
Start your own political party I'll vote for you. Rather than that UK!p pr!€k
This was something I suggested to my local Councillor a number of times and the answer is always the same, it takes people to look after these people which means money. I then suggested the money saved from Council workers not having to do the job or a sub contract company not being employed to to the work could easily be spent on looking after oiks doing community service. But of course it wont happen its far to simple.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: so it was run by M&S then....i repeat M & S., yes thats right.. M&S.[/p][/quote]Should have been carried out via the local courts, petty villains doing their community service...[/p][/quote]Your so right! Beaches Motorways Rivers all with free litter picking Start your own political party I'll vote for you. Rather than that UK!p pr!€k[/p][/quote]This was something I suggested to my local Councillor a number of times and the answer is always the same, it takes people to look after these people which means money. I then suggested the money saved from Council workers not having to do the job or a sub contract company not being employed to to the work could easily be spent on looking after oiks doing community service. But of course it wont happen its far to simple. iknowbetter
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Tue 6 May 14

LexyGirl says...

Wait, you missed a sack of rubbish, Adrenaline Junkie
Wait, you missed a sack of rubbish, Adrenaline Junkie LexyGirl
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Tue 6 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

LexyGirl wrote:
Wait, you missed a sack of rubbish, Adrenaline Junkie
Something I fear they won't take
[quote][p][bold]LexyGirl[/bold] wrote: Wait, you missed a sack of rubbish, Adrenaline Junkie[/p][/quote]Something I fear they won't take Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 3

11:50pm Tue 6 May 14

the25man says...

I sometimes wonder what peoples homes are like, but there again having been in lots of houses I know why the beaches are like it.
I sometimes wonder what peoples homes are like, but there again having been in lots of houses I know why the beaches are like it. the25man
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4:43am Wed 7 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Why did they wait for such a huge amount of cr@p to build up, before acting ?
They failed to mention that 160 KG was in the form of a huge telegraph pole, washed on the beach
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Why did they wait for such a huge amount of cr@p to build up, before acting ?[/p][/quote]They failed to mention that 160 KG was in the form of a huge telegraph pole, washed on the beach carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -2

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