Clacton Cadets roll up their sleeves for a beach clean
Our Volunteer Police Cadets gave up their free time to pick up litter on the beach so others can enjoy a day at the seaside.
Cadets and their cadet leaders from Clacton descended on Martello Beach last Thursday during Volunteers’ Week armed with litter pickers and bin bags to give the beach a tidy up for beach-goers.
Plastic bottles, bottle tops, cans and even trainers were collected from the beach and the group filled 13 bags between them. After recycling what they could, the team disposed of the rubbish in bins provided by Tendring District Council.
Sgt Gerard, Volunteer Cadet Leader said: “It was nice for cadets to dedicate their time and support the community in this way. We certainly attracted the attention of local residents who loved seeing the police cadets doing this activity. I received loads of compliments and thanks for their work.”
The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) scheme is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the police, and open to young people aged 13-18 from across the UK’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances, and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.
Find out more about our cadets on our website: www.essex.police.uk/join-the-police/volunteers/cadets/