Below you’ll find details of events that are happening around the city that support the Plastic Free Communities aims. If you’d like to add details of an event, please do get in touch.
SAS Autumn Beach Clean
Saturday 26th October, 2.30 – 4pm, meet at RNLI Lifeboat Station, Ferry Road, Eastney, PO4 9LY
Come and join us clean up a bit of beach that is notorious for litter, and be part of an event that is running across the country, from Summit to Sea this week.
All equipment is supplied, however if you have your own gloves please feel free to bring them along. Please also make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for the beach and weather.
This is a family event so please feel free to bring everyone along! (please make sure all children are supervised at all times) Dogs are also welcome on the beach at this time of year!
If you’re on Facebook, join the event, so we can get an idea of numbers (if you’re not, don’t worry, it’s just to give us a rough idea). Last year we had well over 200!
If you have any questions please email us. We look forward to seeing you there!!
Southsea Beachwatch Beach Cleans
Saturday 5th october 2019 @ eastney coffee cup, 10am – 12pm
Saturday 2nd november 2019 @ eastney coffee cup, 10am – 12pm
All are welcome, this includes children
How it works:
Meet up. Listen to the mini-briefing. Group photo to help record volunteer numbers and to help promote the cleans (optional but helpful!). Borrow litter pickers and gloves, grab a bag and get going!
The aim is to remove anything manmade from the beach – e.g. plastics, metals, wood, glass, textiles, no matter how small.
You’ll generally find the most rubbish along the high tide mark, so it’s a good place to start.
Clean for as long as you like, just make sure you return your full bags to the start point by 12!
SHARP GLASS/NEEDLES – do not put these in your bag, do not pick them up – note the location and ask beach clean co-ordinator to deal with.
POO – Do not pick this up – cover it over with pebbles or sand.
Leave driftwood and seaweed as these help to support coastal plants while making the beach more stable (so important with all the stormy waves we get here!)