Tonnes of rubbish gathered up on Grays beach

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ON saturday, local people joined Thames21 Volunteers and removed sixty black bin bags of plastic rubbish, five shopping trolleys and other items from the Thames foreshore at Grays Beach.

This event was delivered by Thames21 at the request of local resident Robert Chinnery who assisted with the organisation. The activity was supported by Thurrock Council and Thurrock Yacht Club.

Thames21 Project officer Michael Heath said: “It was pleasure for Thames21 to return to Grays Beach and work with local people. It’s important for both the environment and local communities that people take the initiative to keep the foreshore clear of plastic and other rubbish which does not break down and just contaminates our rivers and estuaries.

“The volunteers in wet and blustery conditions really made a difference removing 60 bags of rubbish and five shopping trolleys. Thames21 welcomes further opportunities to work with Thurrock’s Communities to improve their part of the Thames Estuary’

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