Kinneil LNR - Beachwatch event 15 Aug 2019

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Following the latest restrictions, governments across the UK have updated their guidance on volunteering. Volunteering can continue provided you do not need to self-isolate, you follow social distancing guidance and are Covid-secure.

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Where possible, we are happy for volunteers to run small, private beach cleans with their family or allocated bubble, but please always check and follow national and local guidelines around lock down restrictions, along with the following rules:

 

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

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To join us on this beach clean, please first register as a volunteer. You will then be able to sign up to this event on this page to let us know that you will be coming.

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Beach: 
Kinneil LNR
Status: 
Confirmed
Publicity settings: 
Press
Publicity settings: 
3
Survey type: 
Beachwatch (year round)
Date & time: 
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting location: 
Picnic bench on the West side of the LNR
Additional information: 

The Marine Conservation Society is running a beach clean and survey with local MSP Angus MacDonald on the West foreshore of Kinneil Local Nature Reserve.

We will be meeting at 10am next to the picnic bench on the West side of the reserve. To get to the meeting point walk from Snab Lane carpark East along the trail til you come to the railway line. Please exercise extreme caution when crossing the line ensuring no trains can be seen or heard when crossing.

Turn left after crossing the railway line and follow the path til you see the beach - the picnic bench will just be up on your right. A map with directions will be sent to all volunteers beforehand.

A briefing and welcome will then be given followed by handing out of equipment and the survey sheets. We will then clean and survey a 100m stretch of beach before coming back together at 11am to weigh the rubbish collected.

From 11-12pm a wider clean up of the area will be done including a nurdle hunt for small plastic pellets.

At 12pm the event will finish and the rubbish and equipment will be taken back to the carpark for Falkirk Council to pick up.

There is a risk assessment attached to this beach which will be available on the day but we recommend you take time to read it before you attend. If anyone under 16 is planning on coming there will be parental and guardian consent forms available to fill in on the day too. If you would like these ahead of the event please get in touch with Catherine on the details below.

If anyone has any questions about the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with Catherine on catherine.gemmell@mcsuk.org or 0131 633 4000.

We look forward to seeing you on the beach to help #STOPThePlasticTide!

Beachwatch registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in Beachwatch. Please fill in the form below to register as a volunteer or organiser. You will then be sent an email confirming your registration with a link to validate the process.

If you need further information before registering please read our volunteer and organiser pages.

Beachwatch role
If you apply to be a Beachwatch Organiser we will contact you to confirm your application.
Beachwatch Organiser confirmation
  • I agree to read and follow the information relating to Health and Safety available in the organiser guide.
  • I agree to read and follow the information relating to Coronavirus Health and Safety
  • I agree to ensure a risk assessment is fully up to date in advance of Beachwatch events and any changes reflected online.
  • I will give a Health and Safety briefing to any volunteers before events start that reflects the updated risk assessment from that day.
  • I will record the details of any accident or incident of concern during the event and report this to MCS.
  • I agree to run this event as an independent organiser in support of the Marine Conservation Society. I will not use the event for any form of political promotion in line with charity commission rules.
  • I understand that anyone under 16 years of age can only attend a beach clean with their legally responsible adult (e.g. parent, guardian, school teacher or guide leader). I, or any others attending the beach clean cannot supervise someone who is under 16 if we are not their legally responsible adult.
  • I understand that if no surveys have been submitted within two years my beach will become available for others.
  • If these terms and conditions are not adhered to then MCS has the right to remove the individual as an organiser of any future events.
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