Friends of Crosby Beach

Friends of Crosby Beach

Crosby beach is a beautiful part of the Sefton coast and very popular with families, walkers, runners, cyclists, dogs and the many visitors who come from near and far to see the iconic iron men statues.

Sadly, it is all too often spoilt by unsightly rubbish washed in by the tide or dropped by people who can’t be bothered to put it in the bins or take it home. Even more importantly, if it isn’t removed it is washed back out to sea, polluting the water and harming marine life and other wildlife.

Help is at hand from the many volunteers who turn out once a month to clean it up. It started very small in January 2017 with just one family but really took off when we set up our Facebook page. We now get a huge number of volunteers and it is a joy to see them all scattered across the beach in their yellow hi-viz working away, whatever the weather, to leave our beach sparkling clean for everyone to enjoy. David Attenborough would be proud of us!

With very grateful thanks to the Sefton Coast and Countryside team for their help, to Blundellsands and Crosby Ward councillors for securing funds for our equipment to get us started and to Unison, Sea Changers and Tesco Bags of Help for grant funding to keep us well equipped. Last, but definitely not least, to our wonderful band of volunteers.

NEWS FLASH -
* Our second Marine Awareness Day was even better than the first. Read all about it on the News page.
* Two extra cleans on Saturdays in the summer for people who can't make Sundays. Dates on the Calendar page.
* Good news on the proposal to ban plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers from 2020. Keep up the pressure to make sure it happens!


Photographs by Dave Rawlinson

Dates for the Diary

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Sunday 23rd June
Sunday 23rd June
Beach Clean 10.30 to 12.30
Saturday 13th July
Saturday 13th July
Beach Clean 10.30 to 12.30
Sunday 28th July
Sunday 28th July
Beach Clean 10.30 to 12.30

Quotes from our Volunteers

Please view our Volunteers Page for more Quotes

Next Beach Clean
Sunday 23rd June