Holiday Park Beach Clean Sparkles
Praise for holiday park teams as they make their seasides sparkle. Staff at parks belonging to Park Holidays UK took time out to visit their local beaches this autumn – but sunbathing and sandcastles were certainly not on the agenda.
That’s because the team members had all volunteered to take part in their very own holiday park beach clean as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean.
Great British Beach Clean
Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the annual clean-up event aims to rid beaches of litter and to highlight the importance of disposing of waste properly.
Many of the fifty-plus parks belonging to the group played their part, each based alongside some of the most attractive beaches in England, Scotland and Wales.
Group director Tony Clish said that there was no lack of volunteers coming forward to help keep the sands spotless for holiday guests:
“This summer, as ever, the glorious beaches adjoining many of our parks made the perfect day out for families – whether they were basking, playing, swimming or rock-pooling.
“We want everyone to be able to enjoy a clean and safe environment when they go down to the sea, and are proud supporters of the Marine Conservation Society’s initiative.
A beach free of litter
“A beach free of litter doesn’t just benefit holiday guests, it also helps remove a serious threat to marine life when the waste is swept out by the waves.
“We hope that our efforts at this year’s holiday park beach clean will send out a wider signal about the importance of taking items such as plastic drink bottles and food wrappings back from the beach for recycling,” he said.
Tony is based at the Bexhill-on-Sea central offices of Park Holidays UK where a volunteer clean-up force also stepped out to complete a sand-sweep of their local beach.
Investing in Holiday Park Environmental Projects
“Every year our group invests considerably in a raft of different environmental projects on our parks, from wetlands conservation to habitat creation and protecting wildlife.
“This is one instance, however, where it was simply hard graft that made a major difference – and we’re very grateful to everyone who gave up their time to lend a hand,” said Tony.
According to the Marine Conservation Society, last year’s Beach Clean saw almost 5,500 volunteers taking part and collecting over 140,000 pieces of litter.