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Volunteers wanted for Coal Depot community clean-up day

Coal Depot

[T]he Colourful Coast partnership and National Trust are calling for volunteers to join in with a community clean-up event next Wednesday 30 August.

The National Trust manages the wildflower grasslands around the old Haig museum which is next to the area known as the old Coal Depot. The Coal Depot has been derelict for some time, has piles of unsightly dumped rubble and has attracted rubbish and fly tipped material. With paths running alongside the site it’s an area popular with dog walkers, locals and those wanting to get to the coast.

Sophie Badrick, Colourful Coast project officer, said: “Lots of people who walk along the coast have told us the coal depot is a concern for them. So, we’re organising a day next week when anyone can drop in to help us tidy it up! We’ll be clearing rubbish and doing some other tasks around the Haig site to help maintain the wildflower grassland too. We’ll provide all the tools you need, we just need people to come down and help out.”

Next Wednesday, 30 August, any members of the public can come down to muck in and help with the clean up. The team will be meeting in the Haig car park at 10.15am but you can drop in at any point during the day – just head to the Haig site and look for the group with litter pickers and bags of rubbish.

For more information Sophie can be contacted at [email protected]

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