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

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2021-02-27
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 12:00pm Crawford Paris View details & register » 3
Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 9:30am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Lobster Smack 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3