BEACH CLEAN

HELP US KEEP THE LOCAL BEACHES CLEAN!


FRIENDS OF TANKERTON BAY

Join us at our 

BEACH CLEAN

The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:

 

Sunday 1st December 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.

 

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Here is a message from the last Beach Clean in November 2019:

Well, we had a lovely morning for it – almost spring-like! We had 22 Friends at Sunday’s Beach Clean, including four very enthusiastic children. We also picked up four new contacts who are keen to join us next time, as well as a future commitment from two people who hope to move to Tankerton at some time, with one noting that Tankerton is her “happy place”, and how lucky we were to live here. Well, you can’t argue with that.

As always, even though the beach and Slopes looked pristine at first blush, (plus of course we missed the Beach Clean last month, due to the weather) we picked up a good haul very similar to those in recent months. We were without our spring weighing tool this month, and so have made an executive decision about the weight in total – guessing it to be around 40kg, split between the beach and the Slopes.

Apart from the usual items, such as bottles, cans, bottle tops, and tiny bits of plastic, we picked up fishing line, fishing net (a great deal of this), a door hinge, a plant pot, a large chunk of chimney pot, remains of a pizza, a disposable barbecue, small blue straws, two hats, three pairs of sunglasses, socks, pants (really, Tankerton…) fireworks (mainly rockets) bits of kapok, a rug, a large piece of carpet, and an ancient pillow (I suspect that the latter denotes rough sleeping again).

This brings our total haul to date to:

Beach 20kg
Slopes 20kg (both approx)

40kg

Thus total to date: 1,818kgs (since monthly collecting began in April 2016)

Our next Beach Clean will be on Sunday, the 1st December, at 9.30am as usual, mustering at the Lifeguard Hut on the Promenade for our usual hour. Hopefully the weather will be kind! See you all then.

Marilyn, David, 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 

go to www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/

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