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 September 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,

Delighted with our record turnout of 34 supporters, including 6 very keen “junior” members.

Totals collected:

Beach 15kgs
Slopes 27kgs
Total 42kgs

Total to date 1,734kgs

There were lots of the usual items – including some like cigarette butts and plastic straws which, whilst not individually weighing every much, nevertheless constitute significant pollution and just ‘look bad’, too.

However, as well as bigger things like the inevitable fish and chip papers and polystyrene boxes, plastic cutlery, drinks cans and plastic bottles, a few glass bottles – whole and smashed – and the odd disposable BBQ, of more unusual note were perhaps:

an ‘office-type’ chair (see photo below!)
a floor-standing electric fan (see photo below!)
swimming shorts
jumper
some shoes and ‘flip flops’
sun glasses
retractable dog lead
snorkel
face mask
“white lacy bra”
plastic boat

And – from amongst the beach huts, discarded lino and wooden shuttering.

SERCO appear to be continuing to do a good job particularly along the promenade and we are very grateful to them for
taking away the sacks of litter we have collected on these FOTB litter clearances.

Brian in action:

 

With many thanks and congratulations to all involved.
David, Viv & Marilyn
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!