Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas

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Types of plastic cleared by Strandliners volunteers from Rye area beaches


Upcoming events

Community Action Teams

STRANDLINERS’ Community Action programme trains and deploys citizen scientists across the Rother basin. Course completion requires attendance at three separate sessions: Session A – intro; Session B – follow-up and field work; Session C – completion. All sessions are free. Next training sessions:

Saturday November 2 Session B (follow-up) St Nick’s Church, Pett Level TN35 4EH, 2:30 pm to 5:00pm

Wednesday November 6 Session A (intro) Friends Meeting House, 17 Albert Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DG, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday November 27 Session B (follow-up) Friends Meeting House, 17 Albert Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DG, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday December 4 Session C (completion & forward planning) RSPCA Mallydams Wood, Peter James Lane, Fairlight TN35 4AH, (time tbd)

Admission free but pre-booking essential Sign up here

Riverbank surveys & clean-ups

STRANDLINERS, in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage and Break Free From Plastic, will lead four separate muddy but fun surveys and clean-ups of the River Rother left bank from Scots Float down to the Rye Harbour Master’s station. Wellies and rain gear advised, gloves provided.

Wednesday October 23 2:30pm to 5pm. Meet at Monk Bretton Bridge, New Road, Rye (TBC). Sign up here

Sunday October 27 2:30pm to 5pm. Meet at Monk Bretton Bridge, New Road, Rye (TBC). Sign up here

Friday November 1 10am to 12:30pm. Meet at Monk Bretton Bridge, New Road, Rye (TBC). Sign up here

Sunday November 3 10am to 12:30pm. Meet at Monk Bretton Bridge, New Road, Rye (TBC). Sign up here

STRANDLINERS’ River Rother clean-ups are made possible through the generous support of the Rother District Council, SAS and BFFP

Here’s what Strandliners volunteers have done to date

From January 2019 on, Strandliners hardy volunteers have devoted over 500 hours of their own time in the fight against plastic pollution in our region.

These local heroes have collected, bagged and safely disposed of over 600 kilos of toxic waste from our shorelines and riverbanks this year alone, waste that would otherwise have ended up in the sea

More importantly, these newly-minted citizen-scientists have methodically identified, sorted and logged a significant part of the trash they have collected.

Picking up beach litter helps our planet. Knowing where it comes from and stopping it at its source might just save it.


About us

Strandliners CIC, a volunteer-driven community interest company, was established in 2018. It is based in East Sussex.

Strandliners‘ Executive Director, Andy Dinsdale (pictured), has been leading riverbank- and beach-cleans since 2004 and regularly represents the company at national and international marine conservation conferences. He shares governance responsibilities with co-director and fellow board-member Amanda Snowdon. Strandliners receives financial support from: Sea-Changers, Rother District Council, Jempson’s, Rye Town Council and individual donors like you.

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