Residents and businesses across Scilly are being encouraged to get involved in the ‘Great Scilly Spring Clean’ which is taking place on Saturday 5th April and Sunday 6th April.
The Great Scilly Spring Clean is a joint campaign supported by The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, the Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Islands’ Partnership and Tresco Island. While beach cleans will take centre stage, the organisations are seeking to build on the good work already undertaken by many across the community and to help clean up after the storms and spring clean Scilly in whatever way they can.
Each organisation is taking responsibility to lead a beach clean on at least one beach on St Mary’s. On the off islands, the beach cleans are being coordinated by willing individuals – Anna Cawthray on St Martins, Amanda Pender on Bryher, and Emma Eberlein on St Agnes, whilst on Tresco Dean Whillis is organising an island-wide tidy up. Anyone and everyone is invited to pick up a bag and join whichever beach clean they wish – it’s all about everyone pulling together to make a difference.
The Beach Clean timetable on St Mary’s is as follows:
Saturday 5th April
11am – 1pm BAR POINT (lead by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust)
11am – 1pm OLD TOWN & PORTH MINNACK (lead by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust)
2pm – 4pm PORTHMELLON (lead by the Duchy of Cornwall)
2pm – 4pm SHARK’S PIT (lead by the Isles of Scilly AONB)
Sunday 6th April
11am – 1pm RAM PITT / PORTH WRECK (lead by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust)
11am – 1pm PORTHCRESSA (lead by the Council of the Isles of Scilly)
2pm – 4pm TOWN BEACH (lead by the Islands’ Partnership)
2pm – 4pm PELISTRY & GILBERTS PORTH (lead by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust)
The timetable for the off islands is as follows:
Sunday 6th April
10am – 1pm TRESCO (Meet at Smith Square)
10.30am – 12.30pm ST MARTIN’S (Meet at Island Hall)
10.30am – 12.30pm BRYHER (Meet at the Community Centre)
11am – 1pm ST AGNES (Meet at the Reading Room)