Students ‘fix’ litter problem with Westward Ho! beach clean
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The ‘Fixers’ from Petroc are working with a national charity to help clean up North Devon’s beaches.
A GROUP of Petroc students who are sick of seeing litter on North Devon beaches are taking action against it.
The students are working with national charity Fixers to organise a beach clean on Westward Ho! on Thursday, January 16 from 9am-11am.
Parry Hill, 16, from Ilfracombe, has taken on the role of ‘lead fixer’ and wanted to young people in the area to help out with the clean.
He said: “I’m sick of seeing litter on the beach every time I go there. I surf nearly every day and I see it as a growing problem.
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“After being on the National Citizen Service programme at college, I realised I can make a difference if I want to.
“I hope to educate people about the impacts litter is having on our local beaches.”
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The group of Fixers has set up a dedicated Facebook page (S.O.B Save our Beaches) and Twitter account @SOB_ND.
Hannah Seymour, 17, from Barnstaple will also be joining the clean-up.
She said: “I hate it when I go for walks on the beach with my family and see litter – it’s dangerous and doesn’t look nice.
“It’s also embarrassing when visitors to our area see the state of our beaches!”
Anyone over the age of 16 wishing to help can contact project coordinator, Katie Ost, via firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07436265929 to confirm their attendance or for further information. An ITV film crew will be in attendance on the day.