Clean for the Queen
Over the weekend of the 5th-6th March some 100 volunteers in West Mersea turned out for the Clean for the Queen anti-litter initiative. Working in close collaboration with Colchester Borough Council Zone Wardens, Tim Pickard and Steve Day, and Rob Martyr of Keep Britain Tidy, West Mersea Town Council helped to coordinate a weekend of litter picking that brought together a wide range of local groups and the public at large. Involved over the weekend were Mersea Island Lions, SMILE, Mersea Island Society, Mersea Locals Facebook page, Blackwater Guardians, Rotary Club of Mersea Island, Beach Hut Watch, Neighbourhood Watch, 1st Mersea Guides, Mersea Island Rugby Football Club Juniors, Carnival Committee, West Mersea Women's Institute, West Mersea Yacht Club, Mersea Museum, Spar Supermarkets, and WMTC Councillors.
In total some 150 bags of litter were collected plus a large volume of assorted detritus; a wonderful effort by all concerned.
Following the success of this initiative a further clean of the beach and the Glebe areas will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 from 10am. Meeting points to collect equipment are at The Glebe car park entrance and Seaview car park.
West Mersea WI ladies Sue Budgen and Miriam Woodruff get the Clean for the Queen anti-litter campaign off to a flying start with a litter pick in Kingsland Road. Love their very own Clean for the Queen bags - brilliant!! Picture with Cllr Bob Jenkins.
Mersea Island Lions and SMILE's - 22 people collected litter at the Strood and surrounding area - 58 bags were filled and they collected a large amount of flotsam and jetsam too.
1st Mersea Guides cleared School Gardens and the Youth Field in West Mersea Park.
Mersea Museum litter pickers worked along Coast Road.
Mersea Island Rugby Football Club Juniors collected litter from the Glebe Recreation Ground.
West Mersea Yacht Club collected litter along Coast Road from The Nothe to The Oyster Bar.
Mr & Mrs Moffett (Neighbourhood Watch), Cllr Eric Straughan and Cllr Robert Jenkins.
Rotary Club of Mersea Island litter picking in Reymead Wood and Reymead Open Space, part of West Mersea Park.