THE first Cardross beach clean of 2020 is this weekend – and the public are being invited to join in.

Cardross Community Council has arranged the autumn clean-up after the spring event was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Community councillor Bob Murray said: “What gets washed up on our shores is only a tiny fraction of what is in the sea but is an illustration of just how bad the situation is. It is also unsightly.

“Previous beach cleans have been well attended and we regularly fill more than 50 bags of rubbish, mainly plastic, along with a multitude of other washed-up items including gas canisters, tyres, traffic cones and polystyrene blocks.

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“The event is open to all. However, any children who attend must be supervised by an adult.

“Bags are always provided, as are gloves and litter-pickers, but volunteers are advised this year to bring their own gloves and pickers if they can.”

The event is from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, October 17, meeting in the shore car park at Station Road.

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