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 -
* Don't miss our second Marine Awareness event on Satuday afternoon, 18th May.
* Two extra cleans on Saturdays in the summer for people who can't make Sundays.
* Read about the amazing effort by the whole of Bedford School, Bootle to clean the beach and their campaign against single use plastic.




Photographs by Dave Rawlinson

Dates for the Diary

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28th April
28th April
Beach Clean, 10.30- 12.30
 12th May
12th May
Beach Clean, 10.30- 12.30
18th May Marine Awareness Event
18th May Marine Awareness Event
1.0 pm to 5.0 pm

Quotes from our Volunteers

Please view our Volunteers Page for more Quotes

Next Beach Clean
28th April