Walcott beach clean
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.
working to Ostend/Keswick . <br /> Equipment provided <br /> Facilities and toilets along seafront<br /> Free parking along seafront as well as pay and display car parks close by <br /> Safety talk at start <br /> Dogs welcome on leads and please adhere to local restrictions <br /> Children welcome with an adult and remain adults responsibility <br /> Things to look out for :<br /> Dog muck only pick up in bags <br /> Needles ( rare but possible be aware if kneeling and wear gloves sharps box available) <br /> Heavy fishing gear and rope <br /> Sanitary items<br /> Palm oil <br /> Chemical tubs ( if not empty are left and coast guard notified risk of corrosive substances ) <br /> Slippery surfaces and some climbing, possible sink points in the sand in places <br /> Wildlife left alone to admire from afar unless medical attention needed then appropriate authorities are called we never interfere with wild life <br /> Tide behaviour and exit points <br /> Sharp pieces of glass and metal <br /> Recommended weather appropriate clothing , closed toed shoes or wellies, mobile phone , drink , use provided gloves or your own and pickers .
An enjoyable way to meet like minded people , great for mental and physical health , helping the community and most importantly keeping our coast safe and clean for wildlife, environment and the community <br /> So if you can please come along and enjoy this beautiful beach while giving something back , all welcome and your time and presence is much appreciated <br /> Surveys available if anyone wants to fill them in for data collection , rubbish will be collected later that day at the pick up points and weighed at the end for statistics <br /> Photos taken and put on public social<br /> Media , please let organiser know if you would rather not
Many thanks and hope to see some of you there <br />
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.