Isles of Scilly - AONB

Community-led Beach Cleans

Members of the St Mary’s and Off-Island communities have been very active, post the recent storms, removing rubbish washed up on their local beaches.

The AONB Staff Unit, together with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and the Council of the Isles of Scilly, offered to support the community by providing bags, gloves and the disposal of waste to help them in their mission.

St Martin’s carried out a beach clean with over 30 volunteers – not bad for a small Island community!  On St Mary’s, volunteers came together to clean Porthloo boat park which was aided by the offering of tea and homemade cakes. St Agnes and Bryher also collected a vast amount of rubbish in a bid to clean up their beautiful beaches.

AONB Staff are working with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, the Islands’ Partnership and the Council of the Isles of Scilly to roll out a Big Scilly Spring Clean this April. It is hoped that this coordination, combined with a big effort and hurrah from the local community, will ensure the Islands’ are looking their best (outstandingly beautiful, naturally) before the start of the main visitor season.

If you would like to help clean a beach near where you live, please contact Rebecca Steggles (AONB Assistant) on 01720 424315 or email rsteggles@scilly.gov.uk.  AONB Staff can help provide bags, gloves and arrange, in principle, for the litter to be collected by the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

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