Volunteers are needed for a Beach Clean Up in the Forest of Dean on Friday, September 14th.

The Severn Estuary is a great natural resource and attracts many visitors at all times of the year. Forest of Dean District Council is keen to maintain and improve this marvellous attraction and is encouraging residents to participate in two Beach Clean Up events on Friday.

The events will take place at Beachley Slipway (10 am to midday) and Lydney Harbour (3pm – 6pm), there is no need to book in advance – just turn up and sign in on the day.

Cllr Chris McFarling, FoDDC Cabinet Member for Environment, will be participating in the Beachley event and is looking forward to a good turnout on the day. He said:?“We are very pleased to provide these events which form part of a wider Severn Estuary Clean Up coordinated by the Severn Estuary Partnership (SEP), based at Cardiff University. This initiative supports the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean weekend and Keep Wales Tidy’s All Wales Clean Up.

“It would be great if the public could join me and some of the Coleford-based Publica Group employees who are volunteering for this activity and we are also hoping that the 1st Battalion Rifles, Environment Agency, Lydney Town Council and the Lydney Coastal Community Team will be involved.”