Prospective Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price and Grays Conservative Activist Charlie Key will be leading a team of volunteers to assist Thames21 to clean up Grays Beach on Sunday 29th November.
The Conservative action team have got together with charity Thames21 to organise the clean-up. Thames21 work with volunteers to care for all of London’s 400 mile network of rivers and canals, removing around 1,000 tonnes of litter every year.
Charlie said: “The foreshore of the Thames suffers as a result of rubbish that is brought in by the tide, and we are delighted to team up with Thames21 to tackle the issue in this part of the Borough. With a bit of work the beach can be used again by dog walkers and parents taking their children to watch the boats, most of whom have been put off by the rubbish at the high tide line.”
Jackie said, “Grays Beach is a real asset and we need to make sure it is looked after. Over the course of time there is much debris washed up by the Thames which makes it scruffy and unattractive. I am delighted to be able to do something practical to make it better. I look forward to a great day of action and hope we can make a real difference.”
All are welcome to join in. Kit and equipment will be supplied by Thames21 who will provide full support and supervision.
The details are as follows:
Where: Grays Beach, near Thurrock Yacht Club, RM17 6JP
When: 12:30pm – 3pm, Sunday 29th November