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: 2021-04-18
21 September 2019
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Angus Arbroath Elliot Links 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 11:00am Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Ayr Ayr (South Beach 2) 2:00pm Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Shandwick Bay 9:00am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Balintore Harbour Beach 9:45am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
18 August 2018
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North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan South Beach 10:00am Ish Lennox View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 12:30pm Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
Northumberland Bamburgh Budle Bay (Budle Farm to Budle point) 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar - east of metal bridge 10:30am Helen Downie View details & register » 3
Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
28 April 2019
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar - east of metal bridge 9:00am Leigh Paterson View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:00am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
11 April 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Ayr Ayr (South Beach 2) 10:00am Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
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Devon Aveton Gifford Tidal Road 11:00am Stuart Watts View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Avoch Avoch 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
15 May 2018
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Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Bear Brook, Coldharbour Way, Aylesbury 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Northumberland Bamburgh Bamburgh (Picnic Bay) 10:30am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Barry Swanbridge Bay 2:00pm Leonie Richardson View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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Antrim Bangor Ballyholme Beach 10:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3