Boscombe Pier beach clean

Jules Agate

All of our events are arranged in line with national and local government Covid guidance. Please ensure that you know and understand the current rules.

  • Beach stretch:

    Boscombe Pier

  • Date and time:

    26 Jun 2022, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    On the beach to west side of the pier

  • Capacity:

    30 volunteers - 25 spaces left

  • School friendly?

    No

A map showing the Boscombe Pier beach stretch plotted on it

We'll meet on the beach and do a clean up and survey of the area to west of the pier. In this survey we collect and record ALL litter we find. It is not just a beach clean! This data helps us to know what litter items are becoming a problem and try to find solutions to reduce their impact.

Do keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly e.g. bring waterproofs, warm clothes, hats etc. Please wear sturdy shoes with grips, not flip flops or sandals. Waterproof shoes are useful even though we won’t be going paddling IN the sea! Bring a pencil and a drink in your own water bottle (re-usable) so we aren't creating more litter.

RE covid 19: Please do not attend if you, or any member of your household, have symptoms of the coronavirus or are waiting for the results of a test. The best advice to reduce transmission is still to wear a mask in a crowd, if you can, and please bring one with you if you can wear one, in case of first aid need. Do wash/sanitise hands frequently and maintain social distancing if you can, from people outside of your known networks. Respect that others may have different attitudes to the risk levels.

Volunteers should bring along their own gardening-type gloves, wear them at all times, and use litter pickers we provide. Extra gloves may be available, but are to be only used if no others have been brought and at own risk of user, as we are unable to guarantee they are 100% virus free. Suitable, thick gloves are available from Wilko/£1 shops at little cost.

Any litter picking equipment (excluding gloves) given out will be cleaned before and after use with a household disinfectant. Sanitiser will be available but feel free to bring your own if you have sensitive skin or allergies. Please come on time for an important pre-clean safety briefing.

All are directed to please read our virus guidance for beach cleans pre-event https://www.mcsuk.org/what-you-can-do/join-a-beach-clean/volunteer-safety-and-covid19/

If you have any questions or cannot read these, please contact [email protected] We look forward to seeing you on the beach.

Also worth knowing…

What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).

What to wear: If you're picking up litter with your hands it's worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you're protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.

Under 16s: To comply with our insurance, volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be asked to sign a parental / guardian consent form on the day by the beach clean organiser.