Successful rubbish retrieval as Strandliners clean the beach.
A very busy time at the boathouse today, helping with the big beach clean up at the Fairlight Berm. But it’s fair to say that Strandliners volunteers had already done the real work – an amazing job of sorting, recording and then bagging up the assorted debris, rubbish and pollution stuck at the berm area of Fairlight Cove.
50+ Strandliners volunteers have been extremely busy with this over the last few weeks, putting in over 150 hours of volunteer time in the process …
Strandliners volunteers came to Pett Level to assist bringing the bags up from the boat and to raise public awareness about the extent of the pollution problem.
Strandliners showed examples of pollution and rubbish to look out for, and shared data on their finds.
Transporting the rubbish by boat is the only way to remove the pollution from the berm area of the Fairlight Cove.
Volunteer support to bring the rubbish up the beach for removal by council services was essential!
Find out more about local beach clean up operations
Although StrandlinersCIC were able to share some of the info about this beach clean up on the day, there is pleny more information to come once the data has been collated and reviewed.
Andy Dinsdale of Strandliners is hoping to give a presentation of the full findings about the impact of pollution in the local area soon. Please do visit the EVENTS section of the Strandliners website to find out about this. Their poster (below) also has details on how to get involved …
Thanks to all our volunteers for their hard work today and a huge well done on such an amazing beach cleaning job to Strandliners.
Whilst you’re here …
As an independent charity providing rescue services, we are run solely by volunteers.
We receive no government or central funding and have to fundraise every penny needed to buy and maintain our equipment and to pay our considerable running costs.
Since the start of 2020, our running costs have increased to around £10,000 a year.
If you like the work we do and would like to support us, your donation would really be appreciated.
Anything you can spare will help us to help those in danger on our local coastline.
Thank you so much, from the volunteers at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat.