Uphill Beach - north links road - Beachwatch event 15 Mar 2020

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. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  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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Beachwatch (year round)
Date & time: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting location: 
On the beach, next to the beach car park (Uphill Beach Links Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 4XY)
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The time has come for the annual Great Global Nurdle Hunt (13 - 22 March 2020)!

Join us at Uphill Beach for a beach clean and nurdle hunt on Sunday 15th March and join thousands worldwide searching for nurdles, to illustrate the global extent of a little-known form of microplastic pollution, nurdles.

As well as nurdle hunting we will be doing a beach clean and survey, recording the litter we pick up.

Litter pickers, bags and sieves will be provided. We have some gloves available but if you have your own pair of thick protective gloves, please bring them.

Please bring a reusable bottle of water etc - beach cleaning can be thirsty work!

How to find us:

Uphill Beach
Links Road
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 4XY

You have a few options for parking when you visit Uphill Beach, you can either drive right onto the beach and park all day for £4 or park a 5 minute walk away from the beach at the small car park at Uphill Wharf Cafe-Bar, or park at a couple of the other car parks for free, but you will just have a slightly longer walk to the beach.

When making your way to the event, please share lifts where possible.

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes!

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and will be asked to fill in a consent form on arrival.

Dogs are allowed on Uphill Beach.

Any questions and please get in touch.

So...let's get nurdle hunting! By joining in you are helping end plastic pellet pollution.

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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