Harwich Haven Authority and the Harwich town mayor unite to beat plastic pollution

CEO Neil Glendinning and Kellie Barrow (left)pictured with Harwich Town Mayor and Mayoress Charlie and Kate Powell

• Beach clean-up event: Saturday 15 September – 10am to 12pm
• Meet at the Beach Patrol hut, west-end Dovercourt Beach
• Bags and gloves provided
• Free baseball cap and badge for every participating child
• Activity and information sheets for children

The beach clean event, aimed at school-aged children and their families, will take place at the west end of Dovercourt Beach.

Participants are asked to meet at the Beach Patrol hut, Dovercourt, and bags and gloves will be provided. Each child taking part will also be given a free baseball cap, badge and activity sheet.

“We’ve had overwhelming support for our Turn the Tide on Plastics campaign from  communities both in Harwich and Dovercourt,” says Neil Glendinning, chief executive officer, Harwich Haven Authority.

“Plastic pollution of our seas and rivers is hugely topical at the moment and many schools are ensuring the children in their charge are made aware of the damage pollution is doing to our environment.

“Therefore, we’re delighted to join forces with the town’s Mayor to deliver this community-wide beach clean-up event, which allows younger children to do their bit to turn the tide on plastics.”

Harwich Town Mayor Charlie Powell commented: “When I spoke with head teachers from the ten local schools in and around Harwich and Dovercourt before they broke for the summer holidays, all were very keen to be involved with the beach clean-up event.

“Harwich Haven Authority has kindly funded the beach clean and organised literature and posters to be sent to all local schools to promote the event. The initiative is focused on getting younger children involved but everyone is welcome to join us.”