Co-op to turn the tide on beach junk

A nationwide business is teaming up with Carnoustie folk this weekend to help clean up the town’s beach.

Volunteers from The Co-operative Group and Carnoustie Community Council will be hitting the beach on Sunday.

There will be volunteers from the Co-operative Food, Pharmacy and Funeralcare branches as well as Co-operative Group members joining the community councillors.

The clean up has been organised by Ken Greenshields, membership officer for The Co-operative Group in Eastern Scotland.

He said: “The Co-operative plays an important role in the communities it serves and by getting together with the community council for a simple activity like this we can benefit the local area.

“We’ll be taking harmful and unsightly rubbish off the beach, and away from the sea, contributing directly to the wellbeing of the local community.

“Once we’ve finished the beach should look better and be safer for everyone to enjoy, and we intend to have some fun at the same time.”

Volunteers are asked to meet at Carnoustie Leisure Centre for 11 a.m., with the clean up expected to last until around 1 p.m.

The Co-operative Group has set out its social and sustainability goals in its ground-breaking Ethical Plan, which specifies over 50 commitments in these areas.