Volunteers from all over for beach clean

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Carnoustie beach was treated to a good scrub at the weekend thanks to a joint effort from the community council and The Co-operative.

Volunteers from the Carnoustie Community Council, members of the public and representatives from The Co-operative Group in Glasgow, Cardenden and Ballingry gathered on Sunday to clean the foreshore.

Community councillor Davina Sturrock was delighted with the effort.

She said: “We had a good turnout of over 30 people there and there were 18 bags of rubbish collected, as well as four tyres, one of which was filled with cement and quite a lot of scrap metal and lobster pots.

“We are thinking about doing another Beach Watch at the end of July in time for the Scotland in Bloom competition and then the big Beach Watch will be on September 22, but more on that later. We will be looking for volunteers nearer the time”

Organiser Ken Greenshields, membership officer for The Co-operative Group in Eastern Scotland, 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.”