Clean Sweep On Walney


Working with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at South Walney Nature Reserve, well over a hundred apprentices have already taken part in three litter picks this year, which have helped recover dozens of bags of rubbish from the beaches for safe disposal.

Lorna Rigg, Apprentice Skills and Development Coach at BAE Systems, said: "The beach clean itself is a real eye opener; you always hear about waste washing up and the effect it has on the environment but when you actually get to a beach clean you realise how much of a real issue it is."

Apprentices are equipped with safety equipment before embarking on the clean-up and a hazard assessment of the beach is carried out.   

Sarah Dalrymple, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s South Walney Warden, said: “South Walney Nature Reserve is a very special place for wildlife, especially birds and grey seals, which use the nature reserve to breed and to rest and feed on migration. There’s usually no access allowed to the beaches as they are protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but we welcome groups to help clean the beaches once the breeding bird season is over. The BAE Systems apprentices got stuck in and did a brilliant job of removing the litter that is constantly washing up on to the beaches.”

The most recent event saw a group of 30 BAE Systems apprentices including fitters, fabricators, steelworkers and electricians take part in the clean. Earlier in the summer, 67 took part in a clean-up on July 1 with another 44 also working to clean the beaches in May.

The clean-up initiative is part of the apprentice training programme at BAE Systems.

Lorna Rigg said: "We take the opportunity within early careers to carry out beach cleans every transition or induction period. We are due to carry out two more beach cleans in the coming weeks as part of our apprentice induction which helps show apprentices that BAE Systems is not just an engineering company, but we are so much more. We are one large team who support  local communities."

South Walney Nature Reserve is open to visitors all year around, where you can follow the way-marked trails and visit the artist-designed bird hides. For more information visit




[/fa-rss/ FEATURED]_$type=three$author=hide$cm=0$ct=0$va=0$hide=home


[/fa-arrow-alt-circle-down/ READ ALL ABOUT IT:]_$type=one$m=0$c=1$cm=0$l=0$va=0$hide=home$sr=random



Book,1,Cleator Moor History,45,Cleator Moor News,134,Copeland Borough Council,98,Cumbria News,1812,Featured,80,News,2652,Photography,23,Photos For Sale,9,Photos Of Cleator Moor,9,Photos of Cumbria,14,UK News,297,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,424,Your MP,56,
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: Clean Sweep On Walney
Clean Sweep On Walney
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All SUGGESTED READING LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content