On Friday 22 July, staff from Veolia Environmental Services volunteered half a day of their time at join beach cleaning duties at West Kirby in the Wirral collecting rubbish from the shoreline.
The ten-strong team from Veolia, the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company, covered the whole area from Red Rocks in Hoylake down to West Kirby beach ensuring it looked attractive for visitors and safe for visiting wildlife which congregates around the adjoining nature reserve.
Clive Boswell, Regional Manager Industrial Services West for Veolia Environmental Services said “The tidy up of the beach was a great way to give back to the local community in the Wirral and protect the environment for wildlife.”
Councillor Harry Smith, Wirral’s Cabinet lead for Streetscene and Transport Services said:
“Unfortunately, despite repeated appeals for people to be more considerate, litter on our beaches continues to be a problem. The efforts of these volunteers are commendable and I thank them for giving up their time. I am sure that people will appreciate it and I hope it encourages everyone to take pride in the area and dispose of their litter responsibly.”
The beach tidy up is part of Veolia’s half day volunteering scheme to give something back to local communities all around the UK. All 12,000 members of staff are encouraged to spend a half a day working in their local community or charitable organisation of their choice, amounting to 6,000 days each year across the whole company.
For more information about other volunteering schemes Veolia has supported, including the partnership with Mind visit www.veoliaenvironmentalservices.co.uk or follow us on twitter @veolia_es_uk .