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The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:


Sunday 3rd Septembe 2017




Held in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society’s

“Adopt-a-Beach” Scheme and Canterbury City Council Foreshore Services


Meet on the beach at the bottom of Tankerton Slopes, by the NEW White Lifeguard hut


Do come along and join us – all equipment will be provided.


All collecting gear will be provided by Canterbury

City Council.



For information on beach cleans in general 

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An hour’s exercise, rosy cheeks, and a clean beach!  You’ll feel better for it!

Update from the last Beach Clean:


Another successful Beach Clean took place last Sunday – sixteen of us, including new recruit Dan, picked up 81 kgs of rubbish – again, quite a haul.
We picked up the usual things- bottles, cans, numerous random bits of plastic, the metal parts of discarded disposable barbecues, plastic spoons, straws, baby wipes, cigarette ends, and some Domino’s Pizza and McDonald’s takeaway boxes.  It’s certainly worth noting that, on this occasion, I limited my own litter pick to the area immediately surrounding the Ice Cream Parlour, and the “triangle” of land between the long sloping path and the steps down to the Promenade.  I picked up almost half a bagful just from this small area alone.
We haven’t yet had our extra kit from the Council – hopefully these will be forthcoming for our next Beach Clean on the 3rd September; especially since we were on the limit of our litter pickers, and most of us were without hoops – items that make the task so much easier.
On a plus note, as always we had quite a few people commending our efforts as we went along, so we are not unnoticed by our local community!
See you on the 3rd September.........
Kind regards,
Marilyn Richards
“The Friends of Tankerton Bay”





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