Gearing up for the Great Scilly Spring Clean
Residents and businesses across Scilly are preparing to pick up a bag and make a difference during the second Great Scilly Spring Clean which is taking place on Saturday 28th March and Sunday 29th March. Beaches across six islands are to be cleared of winter debris in readiness for the new season.
“The Great Scilly Spring Clean began last year as a joint campaign by Scilly’s major stakeholders in response to the need to clean up the islands following the severe winter storms of 2013/2014,” says Amanda Pender, Tourism Coordinator at Visit Isles of Scilly. “This year, we are delighted that Isles of Scilly Travel is also getting involved alongside the islands' Desintation Management Organisation Islands’ Partnership, The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Duchy of Cornwall and Tresco Island. The Great Scilly Beach Clean is all about making sure that our beautiful islands live up to visitors’ expectations as an outstanding tourism destination. What better way than to ensure our beaches are pristine for the start of the season?”
Each organisation is taking responsibility to lead a beach clean on at least one beach on St. Mary’s, whilst The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is taking on the lion’s share with four - and they're offering a few little extras, too, as Gemma Bowcock explains: “At each of our beach cleans, there will be a seaside scavenger hunt for families and the opportunity to learn more about mysterious mermaids’ purses. By coming along to the Great Scilly Spring Clean, you’ll not only be beautifying the beaches but also making them a safer place for our precious coastal wildlife.”
Each of the off islands is also hosting beach cleans whilst for the first time, they'll be a special beach clean hosted by The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust - all on Sunday 29th
Anyone and everyone is invited to ‘pick up a bag’ and join whichever beach clean they wish.