Sand Bay - Beachwatch event 15 Sep 2018

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  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

Great British Beach CleanPart of the annual Great British Beach Clean

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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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Sand Bay
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Great British Beach Clean (3rd weekend in Sep)
Date & time: 
Saturday, 15 September 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting location: 
On the beach opposite Sand Bay Car Park, nearest postcode: BS22 9UE. Follow signs for Sand Bay, not Kewstoke.
Additional information: 

The Great British Beach Clean is finally here!

See here for more info on GBBC:
https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean

The beach clean:

Meet on the beach opposite the Sand Bay Car Park here:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2%B022'36.1%22N+2%C2%B057'43.0%22W/@51.3767073,-2.9641367,565m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.3767036!4d-2.9619476

What to do on arrival:
1. Look out for Marine Conservation Society staff in orange tabards!
2. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and will be asked to fill in a consent form.
3. Photos - it is great to take these to spread the word about beach cleans. We'll ask you to sign a form to say you are happy/not happy for these to be taken.

Once we've got through the above we'll be doing our usual beach clean and survey, recording what we find - there will be a safety briefing before we start.

All equipment is provided (litter pickers, bags and gloves) but bring something to eat and drink if you need to. Also please don't forget to wear sturdy shoes...

Please share lifts where possible. The nearest car park is Sand Bay Car Park: BS22 9UE (height barrier here: 2m). There is an alternative small car park further south: BS22 9UU, near the Priory School of Motoring, and another near the Commodore Hotel: BS22 9UZ.

There are loos in Sand Bay Car Park (20p).

A request - if you have a small tupperware/reusable container, please bring this with you for a spot of nurdle hunting.

See here for what a nurdle is:
https://www.mcsuk.org/news/what-are-nurdles
https://www.nurdlehunt.org.uk/images/Leaflets/Nurdles-ID-chart_final.pdf

A note to prospective volunteers not yet registered:
I have put a volunteer limit on this event as we have reached 200 people which is a lot of people! This means that you now will not be able to register. If you are keen to clean, there is another event at nearby Uphill on 16th - please see details and register here:
https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/uphill-beach-big-beach-clean/even...

Please note - I have now emailed all volunteers registered for this event (2pm Friday 14th), please check your spam and junk folders if you've not received anything in your inbox!

Any questions and please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Harriet.
harriet.robins@mcsuk.org
07794218788

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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