Wallasea is becoming known for its unusual partnerships and this week saw a new one develop.  No golden arches have sprung up on the island, but thanks to our friends in Rochford Council, a team of young staff from McDonalds spent an afternoon on site.

The teams from four McDonalds' branches in Southend are usually better known for their burger sales, but this week came along on a litter pick very different from those they are used to. Following on from our successful Shoreline Scavenge last year, we invited them to come along and help us clear the shores of some of the flotsam and jetsam that washes up with every tide.

Old boats and lumps of wood are to be expected, but these scavenges can turn up all manner of unexpected waste, which we hope to recycle or reuse where possible.This year's 'treasure' included a fire extinguisher, a wooden bench and one person triumphantly returned with a bicycle wheel! Unicycle anyone?
Many thanks to the council staff who brought the truck along to take away that which could not be used on site and we look forward to working with you all again on another project soon.  Maybe you'll bring the picnic next time?