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Clean Seas Please ‘Big Beach Clean Up’

The Clean Seas Please project team have organised a ‘Big Beach Clean Up’ and need your support! Interested in offering some time and energy to clean up the beach this coming Sunday?, asks HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

The idea is to raise awareness of rubbish on the beach and the vital importance of keeping both the beach and the sea clean. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Clean Seas Project and how Hastings is under threat of not passing new European bathing water standards, which will have a hugely detrimental effect on the area. The Beach Clean Up is one initiative designed to tackle this situation.

Personally, I find it hard to walk along the promenade or on the beach and see the debris either washed up on the shore, floating in the water or left behind by people, either locals or visitors. It disturbs my view and I feel a compulsion to pick it up, so that I can contentedly survey the pebbles without my attention drawn to beer bottles, crisp packets, plastic bags and other rubbish. I think it disturbs me so much, as it makes me think that some people just don’t care. Of course the majority do, otherwise we’d be knee deep in beach litter like in other countries around the world – and luckily, we’re not.

Do you feel the same? If you do and you have a bit of time to spare next Sunday and feel inspired to do something for the town, the beach and both the human and non-human populations along our beautiful coastline, then please come along and give a hand to collect the rubbish and promote the drive for a cleaner sea. The hope is to encourage people to think more carefully before leaving rubbish on the beach or throwing it in the sea.

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Here are the details from Dan Bennett, one of the organisers: Everyone’s welcome, although children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.  Litter picking equipment and rubbish sacks will be provided and participants are advised to handle items found on the beach with extreme care. The CSP team suggest that you wear thick-soled shoes or boots, warm clothing and a sturdy/thick pair of gloves (gardening gloves are ideal).

For more information, please visit the Facebook page here. Updates will be posted on here during the week.

The CSP team look forward to your company and support.

Clean Seas Please ‘Big Beach Clean Up’

Date: Sunday 27th October

Time: 11 – 2pm

Meeting location: Hastings sea front, on the beach, opposite Albert Road (to the west of the crazy and adventure golf)

Related articles by Zelly Restorick:  Cleans Seas Please here and How Degrading! here.

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Posted 17:35 Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 In: Home Ground

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