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The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:


Here is a message from the Beach Clean Organisers:
Dear Friends,
Sunday’s Beach Clean CANCELLED
I think we all hoped that we might be able to meet again this Sunday for a last Beach Clean this year, but, bearing in mind that we are now in Tier 3 (hopefully not for long though), we thought that it would be more prudent to cancel both December’s and January’s cleans.
However, by February, we may all be in a much better position, and so we will review things by mid-January, and would hope to re-start our Beach Cleans after that. We will certainly let you know. What a year it’s been, eh? We’ll be glad to see the back of it, but the New Year will be more hopeful.
We are very much aware that many of you have continued to carry out your own Beach Cleans during this time, using your own equipment, and we are very grateful for that. As a rule, there is not too much litter on the beaches and Slopes in the cold winter months, but of course we always find something! Do keep your “hands in” till we meet again…
One thing that might be worth mentioning for those of you who have seen the poor beached yacht close to Tankerton East – the Council is arranging for its removal at some point (too big for our bags!) so that will be interesting to see if you are on the Slopes at the time!

So our very warm thanks to all of you for our admittedly much-reduced efforts in 2020, and we hope that 2021 might somehow bring better times for us all.

Best Christmas and New Year wishes to you and your families for the happiest and healthiest Christmas and New Year possible – we look forward to seeing everyone again before long in 2021……

Marilyn and David & Viv

The Friends of Tankerton Bay (“FOTB”)”


Meet at the Lifeguard hut, please read the message below.

Meet at the Lifeguard Hut on the Beach Front, adjacent to Tankerton West.

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



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!