Rain or sunshine we never really know what a British summer is going to hold, but that won’t stop the beach team from getting the beaches ready for summer
But what are they up to on those wet or sunny days…
Litter picking is the first task the team faces, they litter pick each beach they clean in order to keep the beaches clean and presentable for the public. However, by litter picking the beaches it stops the seaweed from getting contaminated so it can then be sent off for recycling
The team clean several beaches across Torbay and there are a total of six altogether that they do on a rota basis. On average they do three beaches a day, but this can depend on the rota and of course the tide times for that day!!
However, beach cleaning is not the only thing this pair do. The member of the team who is driving the skip lorry has another task and as and when there is time in between doing the seaweed heads out to bottle banks, recycle paper banks etc to get these emptied.
The role of the beach cleaner can vary day to day, Normally they start at 6am but sometimes if those pesky tide times get in the way they may start at 5am. They head out ready to clean their beaches and once out they try and alternate the order in which they clean the beaches. For example if Goodrington was done first it might be done last next time….of course that is if the tide allows them 😛
Great job getting the beaches ready for summer!