August 2023

August 2023 Events & News

Welcome to the August 2023 newsletter

Events – Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day & Marine Conservation Society beach cleans & surveys
Plastic Pollution & Climate Change course – Anyone can be the change & help the lobby for action (many different ways to become more involved (not just picking up things!), in our own time) 
Youth participation – new group for a youth voice – starting Saturday August

Past Events

The Story of Plastic
This award winning documentary was given another opportunity for a community screening, thanks to The Story of Stuff & Break Free From Plastic. It was a short notice event but there were a fantastic 125 registering and the comments have been powerful. So much so we shall hope to do this again soon.
For any who saw the film here is a short questionnaire for feedback. Thank you to all who have participated so far.
Here’s a trailer
And an animated trailer

News and Views

Shellfish Times
Shellfish Times (Song for Ruby) is the latest single from Thee Shamoozers, a lament about the climate crisis. Kim and Henry have generously shared this link with us and offered to donate all proceeds to Strandliners:

Be the change! 
Anyone can help, there are many ways to support Strandliners.
– join an event
– help to analyse the data
– share this newsletter with friends and family
– become a member
– share Strandliners social media

Future Events

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day
Sunday 20th August, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Come along and meet the Strandliners team…Chat about waste, recycling, The Story of Plastic
Identify sea beans – the ultimate beachcomber treasure – and the story of how Strandliners started
Beachcombing postcards for sale (sea beans, Smartie lids, American lobster trap tags, nurdles)
Mystery object activity! 

Young Strandliners
Strandliners is developing a ‘Young Strandliners’ group for 10- to 18-year-olds. Meeting once a month, we aim to create a team who are passionate about our environment, willing to learn new skills and take the challenge to our decision makers. the first session will be on 26th August. Click here for more details.

Community Action Team course
Supporting interested residents in East Sussex and enabling greater action on plastic pollution.Recycling, downcycling, biodegradability, compostability, greenwashing – what do they mean?Discover the links between plastic pollution, climate change and biodiversity lossBecome a citizen scientistWhat is ‘Litter DNA’?Gather evidence to lobby for change at a local level and beyondAdd value and power to litter picking and beach cleaning. 3 X 2 hour sessions will be in September/October. Register your interest here.

Marine Conservation Society Beach Cleans & Surveys
Clean-up & survey (identification & recording) around 2 hrs apart from Dungeness, which takes up to 4 hrs due to the walk to/from the survey site.
Register for each event through the Marine Conservation website.
Hastings, Rock-a-Nore – Fri 15th Sept, 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Register here
Dungeness – Sat 16th Sept, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Register here
Bexhill, Glyne Gap – Wed 19th Sept, 9.30 to 11.30 am
Register here
Pett Level – Sat 23rd Sept, 9.30 to 11.30 am (with The Beach Club @ Pett Level)
Register here

Social Media presence
We appreciate your support through subscribing to this newsletter, please share with friends and family.
Another way to help Strandliners reach a greater audience is through our social media presence. We are notoriously not amazing at keeping up with letting everyone know what we do but if all subscribers were able to support through “liking”, “sharing” and/or reposting it would really helpful!
 Facebook – Strandliners
Instagram – Strandliners
Twitter – @StrandlinersCIC

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.