Weston College and University Centre Weston are teaming up to host a community beach clean event on April 24th from 11am-3pm, funded by a grant from the Burnham & Weston Energy Sunshine Fund.

The event aims to bring together members of the community to work towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment.

Several groups of learners from Weston College and University Centre Weston will be joining forces to support the community by cleaning the beach. The event will provide a fun and engaging way to educate and raise awareness about environmental issues, while also providing an opportunity for everyone to take action and make a difference.

The community beach clean event will take place on Weston beach, with all necessary equipment provided, including gloves and bags.

The event will also feature several stands set up in the Tropicana, where students and the public can learn more about sustainability. This includes Cleaner Coastlines, who will be there raising awareness of plastic pollution.

Visitors can expect to see stands from North Somerset Council‘s Waste and Recycling team, as well as their Energy team. There will also be a litter-picking game, a demo on ‘60 things to reuse plastic for’, a plastic workshop, and a stand on how to grow your own food.

Sir Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for members of the community to come together and make a positive impact on our local environment.

“At Weston College we are passionate advocates of making a difference to the community and therefore, we embed a green, lean and socially responsible approach, in order to sustain the world’s resources, reduce environmental impact and create the vibrant, positive and fairer communities of tomorrow.”

Lynda Wookey, Burnham & Weston Energy CIC Director, added: “We very much see in this project Weston College’s aim to connect the wider community with the local environment and channel the environmental concerns of their students into action. It very much aligns with our Sunshine Fund’s intentions to support community-led projects that benefit both the environment and local people.

“It’s great, too, to see how the college is involving other local climate-focused community groups, with their vast knowledge and exciting projects, in the day. Do get involved in this inspirational event and play your part in making Weston a cleaner and more wonderful place to live.”

There is no need to pre-register for this event, just go to the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, on Monday 24th April, 11:00am – 3:00pm. Click here to find out more about the event.