Our local MP, Nick Harvey, supports our Fixers campaign.
He wasn't able to attend our beach clean event but he did send the following message:
“Here in North Devon, we are lucky to have a beautiful coastline. So it really is a shame for the whole local community when our beaches become strewn with litter.
“I very much welcome community initiatives like this one being led by students from Petroc College and the charity ‘Fixers’ to clean up the beach at Westward Ho!.
“It’s wonderful to see North Devon’s young people taking the lead on an important issue like this. Untidy beaches are not only unpleasant and potentially dangerous for local residents; they also have a damaging effect on our wildlife and the local economy through lost tourism revenue.
“I am looking forward to meeting the group of young volunteers soon to see how their project is progressing. I would encourage any young people in the area to get involved in the clean-up project and do something good for their local community.”
We held our first beach clean event on Thursday 16th January at Westward Ho! beach in Devon.
Despite the wet weather around 20 people volunteered to help us collect rubbish throughout the morning. We were also joined by representatives from Surfers Against Sewage and surfer Andrew Cotton.
Volunteers in action
Fixers Parry and Hannah with the rubbish collected during the beach clean up
A write-up of our beach clean event appeared in the North Devon Gazette. Click on the image above to read the article.
On the morning of the beach clean I was interviewed on BBC Radio Devon to discuss my campaign.
Before the beach clean took place articles about our project appeared in both the North Devon Gazette and the North Devon Journal. Click on the newspaper names to read those stories.