BEACH CLEAN

HELP US KEEP THE LOCAL BEACHES CLEAN!


FRIENDS OF TANKERTON BAY

Join us at our 

BEACH CLEAN

***TOMORROW, Sunday 6th October 2019, the Beach Clean has been cancelled, due to the High Winds and Rain that are expected.

Apologies.***

The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:

 

Sunday 3rd November 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:

Dear All,

Lovely weather – and a new, record total turnout of 37 supporters, including 7 very keen youngsters!

Amounts collected:

Beach 27kgs
Slopes 17kgs
Total 44kgs

Total to date: 1778kgs (i.e. since monthly collecting began in April 2016)

Unlike last month there was more collected from the beach than the Slopes – undoubtedly down to the recent good weather having brought more people to the beach to swim, play . . . and eat and drink!

Items collected included some of the usual:

lots of cigarette butts – particularly around the benches on the top of the Slopes
quite a few nitrous oxide (so-called “legal high”!?!) cannisters
fish & chip papers and polystyrene boxes
bbq remnants
plastic cutlery
drinks bottles – some broken
sparkling drinks corks
bottle tops
drinks cans

but also some more unusual things:

child’s spade
odd flip-flop shoes
odd trainers
discarded / wet clothing
an electric toothbrush
and 3 bags of builders sand – which weren’t weighed and had to be left in situ.

Having said all of the above, much of the beach in particular still looked quite clean and the prom had been well cleared by our SERCo folk – so “Well Done” to them.

Our next clear is: SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER – meeting 09.30 at the Lifeguard Hut and finishing 10.30, as usual.

Many thanks and congratulations to all our great supporters – look forward to seeing lots of folk again next time. Special thanks also to Tony, Brian and Les for their invaluable organisational assistance.

Best wishes,

Marilyn, David & Viv

 

 

 

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!