This is my favourite beach on the Isle of Wight, but not how I wish to see it. 20-30 people with a black bin bag could have it all cleared in an hour or two. Ironically there is a bin washed up on the beach too.
Surfers , walkers and other beach users walk past like it isn’t there. I know the National trust employ a beach warden for the summer months and eventually they will have it all cleared but with the warm spring 1000’s of people have been down on the beach since those lovely weeks in February.
This is the home to the Glanville Fritillary Butterfly amongst many others, foxes, badgers, hares and rabbits all live here, in the cliffs around live Kestrels, Peregrine Falcons, Ravens and Buzzards, and the long grass is often a home for Short Eared Owls, but it looks like a rubbish tip right now.
Most of the waste is from storm/tide/ships but there is also plenty of rubbish every year left on the grass & cliffs by people having bbqs/camp fires etc
Anyone interested helping me get this cleared up please let me know. Provisionally we are looking at Saturday May 5th 2012.