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August 29 2013.

The Friends of Tide Mills held their annual summer picnic after the recent August meeting and beach clear-up.
 Jim Skinner reports:

Eleven of us managed to collect just nine sacks of litter this time around, which continues the slow, but seemingly steady downward trend in terms of the amount of litter collected over the last few months.

There is no doubt that all of us together -  the FOTM, NPP (the land owners), casual and regular visitors to the area - are now making real inroads into the amount of litter around this much-loved site. We should all take pride in what we are achieving, but of course, we can never be complacent to the point that we believe the problem to be finally solved. All the time the sea continues to be used as a dustbin by commercial shipping, the fishing industry, unthinking visitors to the area itself and so on, there will always be a need to continue the regular clean up to keep on top.

We meet on the third Sunday of every month, which for September is the 15th. We can never have enough volunteers and all will be made very welcome. Meet at 10am at the waymarker at the beach end of the old village road, for nominally two hours, but whatever time can be spared is no less appreciated.

This a very special place, please help us keep it that way.

Jim Skinner

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