Southsea - Beachwatch event 13 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: 
Southsea
Status: 
Confirmed
Publicity settings: 
Press
Publicity settings: 
3
Survey type: 
Beachwatch (year round)
Date & time: 
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting location: 
Meet near the Coffee Cup, Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth PO4 9GE
Additional information: 

Everyone is welcome including children and dogs.

How it works:
* Listen to the mini briefing.
* Take part in the group photo (optional but helpful!)
* Borrow litter pickers or gloves.
* Get cleaning!

If you can't make it for 10am, feel free to join us anytime before 11:15 as Colas collect the bags at 12.

The aim is to remove anything man-made from the beach e.g. food wrappings, straws, cigarette ends etc etc. You'll generally find the most rubbish along the high tide mark so it's a good place to start.

Just a few words about health & safety:
* Use gloves or the pickers to pick up rubbish.
* Walk around the pier rather than under it.
* Ask a coordinator to pick up any needles for you (it's rare that we find any of these).
* Cover up any dog poo with stones rather than try to pick it up.
* Avoid the big rocks by the Pyramids as they may be slippery.
* Mind the water's edge.
* Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes

We would like to reduce the number of bags that we use.

If you would like to do so, please bring a bucket or your own reusable bags to fill. Then at the end of the clean, the rubbish will be emptied into as few of our Colas bags as possible and you take your bucket/ bag home to bring next time!

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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