August 2022


Updates – Events & news
Strandliners Chat August 2nd – Zoom chat, catch up on environmental plastic pollution issues. 
Future Events – From Cuckmere to Dungeness. 
Seaweed Week! – Marine Conservation Society events

Welcome to the August 2022 newsletter

After a brief lull in events, August, September & October see brand audits, marine debris surveys and nurdle hunts between Dungeness and the River Cuckmere. 

As ever, the overall aim is to collect data on our marine and riverine plastic pollution through identification and recording. Adding this procedure to everyone’s efforts increases the ability to stop the plastic tide at source.

If anyone can’t make any event you can still help by passing on this news sheet for others to read, or encourage friends and family to join Strandliners (subscribe here). For anyone on social media this is Strandliners Facebook page.If there are any questions why not join our monthly chat, Tuesday 2nd August, or email
Andy Dinsdale

Strandliners video chat

Our monthly drop in discussion – an opportunity to catch up with the Strandliners team & discuss everything plastic pollution, environment (land, river & sea), mismanaged waste, recycling, solutions etc.Are there any questions for Strandliners?What’s happening in your area?Is there anything you want to discuss?Andy Dinsdale, Strandliners CIC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Strandliners CIC’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Tuesday Aug 2, 2022 07:30 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 750 4724 1387
Passcode: sBY121

Future events

Pett Flower Show & Fayre – Saturday July 30th (Pett Village Hall) 
Amongst many other stalls and activities, Strandliners will exhibit a display of our local work, our findings, as well as some (not to be missed!) activities 2pm to 5pm.

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day – Sunday August 28th (Pett Level) 
Amongst many other stalls and activities, Strandliners will exhibit a display of our local work, our findings, as well as some (not to be missed!) activities 10am to 3pm.

Camber Sands Brand Audit – Sundays evenings in August
20 min river bank walk, 2 hours picking up rubbish & survey (identification & recording). 
Email to register for Camber Sands Brand Audit events
Sunday 7th August – 5pm to 8.30pm 
Sunday 14th August – 5pm to 8.30pm 

Bexhill Festival of the Sea – September 3rd & 4th – unfortunately cancelled (back in 2023)

Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean & Surveys
Up to 2 hour clean up & survey (identification & recording) – except Dungeness (4 hours in total & walking 90 mins on shingle).
EmailStrandlinerscic@gmail.comto register for Marine Conservation Society events
Dungeness – Sat 17th Sept, 09.30am to 13.30pm
Pett Level – Sun 18th Sept, 10am to 12 noon (with The Beach Club @ Pett Level).
Bexhill, Glyne Gap – Wed 21st Sept, 4pm to 5.30pm.
Hastings – Fri 23rd Sept, 4pm to 6pm.
Bexhill, Galley Hill – Sat 24th Sept, 3pm to 5pm.
Winchelsea Beach – Sun 25th Sept, 3pm to 5pm.

The Great Nurdle Hunt
Up to 2 hours identifying primary microplastic & recording numbers of nurdles & Biobeads
Email Strandlinerscic@gmail.comto register for Great Nurdle Hunt events
Camber Sands – Sat 1st Oct 8.30am to 10.30am.
River Cuckmere – Sat 15th Oct 9.30am to 11.30am.

Our amazing new beachcombing postcards

Our postcards show some of the treasures that can be found on our beaches, as well as a horrific reminder of the global use of plastic from oil extraction to consumer items.

Seaweed Week with the Marine Conservation Society

Great citizen science – everyone can take part
Thursday 28th July – Rottingdean:
Friday 29th July – Holywell:
Saturday 30th July – Eastbourne:
Sunday 31st July – Rottingdean:

Rother Community Lottery

Supporting Strandliners whilst having the chance to win yourself. 
It all helps keeping Strandliners going. Click here for details.

Membership of Strandliners

Benefits of becoming a member include a quarterly online magazine, The Fulmar, a monthly raffle to win a sea heart, and opportunities to join beach, marine & citizen science workshops. Click here for details.