Sand Bay - Beachwatch event 7 Apr 2019

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

Get involved

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: 
Sand Bay
Status: 
Confirmed
Publicity settings: 
Press
Publicity settings: 
3
Survey type: 
Beachwatch (year round)
Date & time: 
Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting location: 
On the beach opposite Sand Bay Car Park.
Additional information: 

Join us for our beach clean, Sunday 7th April from 10:00 until 12:00!

We'll be doing our usual beach clean and survey, recording the litter we pick up.

All equipment is provided (litter pickers, bags and gloves) but please do bring something to eat and drink if you need to - in a reusable water bottle/coffee cup if you can!

How to find us:
Follow signs for Sand Bay, not Kewstoke. The nearest postcode is the Sand Bay car park: BS22 9UE. Meet on the beach opposite the 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 .

When making your way to the event, please share lifts where possible. The nearest car park is Sand Bay car park: BS22 9UE and there is another near the Commodore Hotel: BS22 9UZ. There is a height barrier on both of these car parks (2m) and a £2 charge to park all day. There is an alternative very small car park here: BS22 9UU, near the Priory School of Motoring.

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

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring some sun cream!

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and will be asked to fill in a consent form on arrival. Groups and schools with under 16s please contact me and I will send you a consent form in advance of the event.

Any questions and please get in touch...

The Sand Bay Beach Clean Team!
harriet.robins@mcsuk.org
At the weekend/on the day of the clean - 07422965021

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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