POLURRIAN Hotel has united with environmental campaigners to keep the beach below it clean after problems with litter and barbecues were highlighted.

The management at the hotel has agreed to look at installing bins at Polurrian Cove near Mullion and having them emptied weekly. It was also going to clean up the bin area and put signs up encouraging people to use them or take their litter home.

Posting on his Facebook page, This Is A Rubbish Page, today, Rich Mulrayne from Mullion Surf Life Savers said he'd had a positive day meeting with the management of the hotel which owns the beach.

"Quite a positive day today," he said. "We had a meeting with the management at the Polurrian Hotel as they wanted to unite efforts in keeping the beach clean. They will be looking into putting some bins down there and have agreed to have these emptied every week.

"Also to clean up the bin area and put some signs up. We are going to continue our beach cleans and try to source an environmentally friendly, cost effective destination for the fishing debris that gets washed up. There was also talk about fundraising events to help get the Surf Lifesavers back down there.

"All in all a promising time ahead. Will have to wait and see how it pans out but I feel with respect and communication we can all work together to get what we want....a safe, clean beach for all."

Mr Mulrayne set up his page to monitor the situation on the beach after he found covered in rubbish every morning as lockdown was eased. He was having to clear it up himself every day with help from volunteers. However he says recently the situation has started to improve.

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Polurrian Cove lies close to the village of Mullion on The Lizard and is a southwest-facing beach with golden sand and patches of fine shingle.It is especially popular in summer with cliff walks northwards along Angrouse Cliff towards Poldhu Cove and south towards Mullion Cove and its tiny harbour.