Rotary club need your help for beach clean-up

Mr John Barr (Girvan Rotary President) and Mrs Ruth Wallace practising for the Girvan beach litter pick.
Mr John Barr (Girvan Rotary President) and Mrs Ruth Wallace practising for the Girvan beach litter pick.

The Rotary Club of Girvan is once again holding their very popular Annual Spring Beach Clean - in conjunction with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign.

Once again, winter storms have cast up a huge amount of debris on Girvan’s shores, and many people will be dismayed by the amount of litter now spoiling their beaches. The Girvan Rotary club is inviting individuals and groups to do something about it by taking part in the clean-up

Over the past eightyears the rotary clubs have made a great impact collecting over 850 bags of rubbish in 2007 and helped by friendly winds, only 400 bags in 2013 with an overall reduction of 40% in the litter found on Ayrshire beaches since 2007. Each year the club have been great supported from youth clubs, schools, OIR, walking groups, friends and neighbours. Anyone interested in having a few hours of gentle fresh-air exercise is welcome to join the club on Saturday 28 March at 10 am at Ainslie Car Park. Come equipped with gardening gloves (or Marigolds!) warm clothing and stout footwear. The club will supply a limited number of litter tongs and gloves – and an unlimited supply of black bin bags.

The Council will also uplift all the litter collected on the day.