COMMUNITY spirit was out in force as over 100 volunteers turned up to clean rubbish off Southsea beach at the weekend.
Up to 120 volunteers cleared a staggering 53kg of rubbish - largely made up of plastic food wrappers and cigarette butts.
Other items found included wet wipes, bottle tops, plastic bottles, plastic straws, chicken wire, rope, cutlery, a fishing line, cans, broken glass bottles, a Swiss army knife, a bungee cord and dirty nappies.
The Co-op refreshed everyone with well-deserved fruit and water in the scorching heat.
‘Overall the level of engagement that we see on a monthly basis shows a great community spirit,’ Jane Di Dino, of Beach Watch, said. ‘Everyone loves their beach but here a lot of us are ready and willing to tackle the plastic and litter issue we are facing.’