Events

You can find the results of all our Marine Conservation Society surveys here.

Eco-Fair, Eastbourne

Eastbourne Spring Water Festival

We will also be at Holywell beach on Saturday 21st May, from 10 am to 3 pm, where we will be inviting you to discover our microplastic legacy. Become a microplastic detective, find the treasures and identify the trash. No booking necessary – just come along and have a look.

We were also at the Eco-Fair on the Western Lawns in Eastbourne on Saturday 14th May, where we were able to chat to lots of lovely people and try out some new activities.

Fairfest

Strandliners will be at Fairlight Recreation Ground on Sunday June 5th. Amongst many other stalls and activities, we will exhibit a display of our local work, our findings, as well as some (not to be missed!) activities 12noon to 5pm.

Pett Flower Show and Fayre

Saturday July 30th at Pett Village Hall, 2 pm to 5 pm. 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) 
By the lifeboat station from 10am to 3 pm. 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.


Past events

Hailsham, Waterweek, Microplastic Surveys
2pm, Tuesday 12th April
Andy gave a talk and we led a survey, looking for microplastics by the Diplocks stream. You can find out more about Waterweek here.

#BeyondTheBeachClean

All the recycling was collected from a community hub over the month of March. On we will investigate what really has been thrown away. If only 2% (The Story of Plastic) of plastic waste is effectively recycled, what happens to the rest? Where will this go?
Members of Strandliners led a brand audit, sorting, identifying and recording it all before it is uploaded to Break Free From Plastic to add to their global database of waste plastic.
A plastic brand audit is a citizen science initiative, co-ordinated globally since 2018 by #BreakFreeFromPlastic. The aim is to convince the world’s top polluters to stop producing so much unnecessary single use plastic. In order to know who those are, we record data on branded plastic waste in our community. Look out for the results soon.

Community training events and surveys

Strandliners offered a series of community training events on plastic pollution identification, surveying and sewage-related debris through the Clean Seas Please project. The three sessions were timed to take place before a survey so volunteers could put their new skills into practice.

Saturday 26th March, Bexhill
De La Warr Pavilion
This was a Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Nearly 250 items were collected, of which 63% were plastic. Thank you to all who volunteered on this lovely sunny day.

Saturday 26th February, Bexhill
Galley Hill
This was a Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Almost 300 pieces of mismanaged waste were collected, 82% of which were plastic. Thank you to all who took part.

Sunday 23rd January, Bexhill
Beaulieu Beach
This was a Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society. The beach may have looked clean, but almost 400 pieces were collected and identified, 92% of which were plastic. Thank you to all who took part.

Sunday 6th February, River Rother
A new event for us, this was a ‘Source to Sea’ survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

Sunday 13th February, River Rother
A new event for us, this was a ‘Source to Sea’ survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

The data gained from these surveys helps to lobby for change.

Sunday 30th January, Pett Level
Members’ Beachcombing walk
This was for our members who missed the opportunity to take part in the November walk. We enjoyed a glorious sunny day, with sightings of fulmar, ravens, piddocks, bivalve fossils and dinosaur footprints!

Microplastics on the banks of the Cuckmere

The Great Nurdle Hunt

October was Nurdle month! ‘What is a nurdle?’, you may ask. Everything made of plastic was once a nurdle. They are around 5mm in size and shaped like a lentil. These nurdles are manufactured near the oil extraction site and transported around the world by ship, lorry and train. Unfortunately they are also lost in transit by the billion! There are some U.K, nurdle and microplastic events in October and Strandliners has events at Camber Sands, River Cuckmere and the River Rother looking for them and counting. All these surveys will give us a better picture of where they are, and in what quantity. We may even find some bio-beads, and that is another story!

The Great Nurdle Hunt takes place from 1st to 31st October this year. Strandliners held three events during October.

At Camber, we found:
1,350+ bio-beads & 450 nurdles in the sand, in old and new Strandliners.
They are present all along the shoreline, deposited by the sea and blown by the wind, washed in and out depending on tides.

At the River Rother, in Rye, we found:
194 bio-beads, 56 nurdles
in grass and earth on the salt marsh, grazed areas and the riverbank strandline.

At the River Cuckmere, we found:
~5,500 bio-beads & 1,500 nurdles
on old strandlines and saltmarsh riverbank strandline.
Many more were present but a specific survey was used to compare the ratio between nurdles and bio-beads.

Galley Hill

Great British Beach Clean
18th – 26th September 2021

Strandliners held five events for the annual Marine Conservation Society ‘Great British Beach Clean’ in September. Click here to see the results.

The Clean Earth Show
19th September 2021

Strandliners and Clean Seas had a stand at this event, and our CEO, Andy, gave a well-received talk on ‘Adding value to beach cleans and litter picks’. It was great to have the opportunity to talk to new people and tell them about the work of Strandliners.

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day
29th August 2021

Looking for treasure

Brilliant day at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day with lovely people, and all for a very important cause. Strandliners Environmental Champions invited people to look at the microplastic mess collected from our East Sussex coastline, and offered their unique awareness gifts. Thank you to everyone we were able to chat with.


Some of our previous events are listed below… Please make sure you have signed up for our regular news sheets so we can keep you updated. Sign up here.

Click here find out more about clearing behind the Fairlight berm

Click here to find out more about our River Rother surveys

Click here to find out more about what we have been doing at Dungeness.

Some of our other events can be seen below.

Survey at Pett Level

CAT training

If you missed our screening of ‘The Story of Plastic’, you can see the trailers here. We hope to host another screening soon.