When I was asked to sign up for this fantastic campaign and help promote ‘Love My Beach’ I couldn’t refuse. Spagó, our family owned restaurant on Lytham Square, is primarily a seafood restaurant using local fishmongers. We serve the renowned ‘Lytham Shrimps’ so we have a vested interest in the cleanliness of our seas, local and beyond.
I’ve lived Lytham and worked on Henry Street for 15 years and am extremely proud to be a part of such a great community. We all know that the beaches and the walks along the coastline are a primary reason that visitors flock to the area and we need to keep it that way. As a resident also, I enjoy bike rides along Lytham Green with my family and hope that we will be able to carry on for many years to come. The litter free beaches create a priceless view and this is thanks in part to the wonderful work of Jim and Meg Green who run ‘The Friends of the Estuary’. They meet every Monday, 10am at the Lytham Lifeboat Station and tidy the surrounding area gathering bags of rubbish.
We can all do something to help. At Spago we have a huge system linked to the drains that prevents grease, oils and other nasties from getting into the water system. Bins are provided in the toilets so anything that shouldn’t be flushed can be thrown away. At home simple things can be taking spent oils/fats to the tip when passing instead of pouring the down the sink and not flushing baby wipes or cotton buds.
There is a wealth of information on the Love My Beach website including other ways you can help and contacts for local coastal groups. Let’s keep the Fylde coast thriving!