A clean-up of Saundersfoot on the weekend by a group of ‘hardy souls’ saw five full bin bags of litter collected in less than an hour.
On Sunday (February 11), volunteers turned out to conduct a clean-up of the seaside village, and n just an hour, they managed to gather five bin bags of rubbish, weighing 9kg.
Included in the haul were: 21 plastic bottles; 39 cans; 10 glass bottles; one vegetable knife; and 100s of cigarette butts.
As well as that, one wing mirror, three car air fresheners, a broken tail light and a radiator grille from Halfords were all found in the paddock.
A further two bags - a combination of food packaging, bottles and cans - totalling 12kg, were collected in an hour along Station Road by Saundersfoot’s county councillor for the south ward Cllr Chris Williams.
A few hours later, 50 people met at Saundersfoot Sailing Club to take part in a Surfers Against Sewage ‘1 Million Mile’ beach clean, stretching from Back Beach to Monkstone Beach.
A total of 10 lobster pots, 13 bags of rubbish, 41 plastic bottles, 28 cans and 3 bags of fishing rope (which will be recycled by Sharron at Willow and Waves Crafts) were collected.
A huge thanks goes to everyone involved in both cleans, to the team at the Sailing Club for the use of their equipment, to Keith on the tractor for making light work of getting the pots and rubbish back to the collection point on the harbour; Mel and her team at the club for arranging the refreshments; Julie for the auditing; and Anna from Surfers Against Sewage.
Another clean-up will take place at Monkstone Beach on April 7 at 10 am.
In the meantime, anyone who knows of any litter ‘hot-spots’ are asked to please get in touch with Cllr Williams.
Litter picking equipment is also available to loan from Ecoast on Saundersfoot’s High Street for anyone who would like to carry out their own clean.