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

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: 2020-10-29
20 February 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 11:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
21 February 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Hertfordshire East Barnet RIVER Brook Farm Open Space, London Borough of Barnet 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Berkshire Bracknell RIVER The Bull Brook, Bracknell, Horndean Road 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 9:30am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
20 March 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East London RIVER Lea, Hackney 10:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
21 March 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London Kingston Hogsmill River, Green Lane Recreation Ground, Royal Borough of Kingston 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
03 April 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 11:45am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
04 April 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Berkshire Bracknell RIVER The Bull Brook, Bracknell, Horndean Road 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
19 April 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Berkshire Slough RIVER -Jubilee at Jubilee River Riverside Center Slough 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside Country Park 9:00am Ralph Allison View details & register » 3
10 May 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Hertfordshire Welwyn garden City Stanborough Park River Lea 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
31 May 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 10:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 10:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Buckinghamshire Chesham Chesham Moor: River Chess, Chesham 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
12 June 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Berkshire Reading RIVER: The Danall, Hills Meadow, Reading. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside Country Park 10:00am Ralph Allison View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
Dorset Charmouth Charmouth - West of River Char 3:00pm Ali Ferris View details & register » 3
01 November 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
12 December 2018
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 9:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
16 January 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
13 February 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 9:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
09 March 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
14 March 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 9:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
25 April 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
09 May 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Eastcourt Drive Entrance 9:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
26 June 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
10 July 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 September 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Eastcourt Drive Entrance 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
Dorset Charmouth Charmouth - West of River Char 2:30pm Alison Ferris View details & register » 3
07 November 2019
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3