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The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:

Sunday 2nd June 2019

9.30am- 10.30am.

Meet at the Lifeguard Hut on the Beach Front, adjacent to Tankerton West, all cleaning materials will be provided.

An hours energy, well spent for the benefit of the community.



Here is a message, from the last Beach Clean:

Hi, All,

Well, no rain on Sunday after all, but the Beach Clean was a bit bracing! Well done, all, for turning out. Here’s the news from the day:-

We had a pleasing turnout of 20, including 3 children. Special first-time welcome to the Smalley family of mum, dad, and 2 daughters – look forward to seeing them again.


Beach: 17 kgs

Slopes: 9 kgs

Total: 26 kgs

Not so much litter around this time – so a good thing, although not the weekend weather to have been encouraging much beaching, picnicking etc., and so not much in the way of take-away food / drinks litter! Otherwise – the usual collection of items, including plastic bottles etc., but also including some mini gas cylinders (legal highs gas); roofing felt from beach huts; a football; a large plastic water carrier; a mooring buoy, anglers’ fishing lines and weights, multiple small bits of plastic and paper, a helium balloon, and one lone sock. Even the cigarette ends by the memorial benches were almost absent; they take their vapers home with them!

In April, our tally was 41 kgs, with 23 volunteers, so our overall total is now:-

1,655 kgs

Just to keep you in the picture, we now have 35 people on our contact list, so our turnout each month is pretty good. See you on the 2nd June!

David, Marilyn, and Viv
The Friends of Tankerton Bay.





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!