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Beaches cleaned by offenders for the start of school holiday

OFFENDERS serving community sentences cleared rubbish from Bognor Regis and Aldwick beaches.

 

About 80 offenders took part in a day of action at eight beauty spots across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

 

They cleared beaches of tin cans, plastic bottles, plastic bags, discarded clothes and shoes and left-behind barbecues. The rubbish was removed by waste management firm Biffa on behalf of Arun District Council.

 

Rob Cairns, Kent Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company’s unpaid work co-ordinator for Littlehampton, said: “This kind of work gives a great deal back to the community. Many members of the public passing by said how impressed they were with the team’s work and effort. The beaches were left in a much cleaner state and our team has helped to get the school holidays off to a cleaner start.”

 

The company wanted to react to the public’s concern about the impact of plastic and other non-disposable products. In the past year, the low and medium-risk offenders delivered 395,000 hours of unpaid community work in the region supervised by the company’s probation officers.

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