PLANET AWARE beach clean on the Fringe (of the Fringe)

sarah marshall

Join this beach clean to help us stop harmful litter from reaching the ocean and collect vital data that we can use to bring about positive change for our seas.

  • Beach stretch:

    Binnel Bay

  • Date and time:

    19 Jul 2024, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Please meet at Binnel Bay studio car park at 1-30pm (there will be a sign along the road) It might be advisable to park at the top of the road before it goes into a track ( e.g before Hunts road) as Old Park Rd is now one way

  • Capacity:

    16 volunteers - 11 spaces left

  • School friendly?

    No

A map showing the Binnel Bay beach stretch plotted on it

Come along and help clean up Binnel Bay and get that sea air- done a good feeling before heading off to enjoy the Ventnor Fringe.

At the beach we will survey an area and then go on to clean the rest of the beach.

What to bring:

Protective gloves if you have them ( we have spares)

Sturdy footwear ( walking shoes/boots/trainers)

Water

Inhaler/Epi pen if you use one.

After meeting we will do a quick H and S talk before walking down to the beach. Please note it is about a 5-8 min walk and then there are steps down to the beach. The  beach is on a slope with mix of shingle and rocks so please ensure your level of fitness is suitable.

There are no toilets at this site.

Planet Aware is a community group of volunteers on the IOW we do a range of activities including beach cleans, nurdle hunts, activities with schools and youth groups so why not join us.

Children over 12years welcomed. They must be with their guardian/parent at all times .

Well behaved dogs only - must be kept on a lead at all times and please consider any that are nervous around dogs. Consider if you may also find it difficult to litter pick and carry items if you also have a dog on a lead.

 

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.