Jubilee Platinum Champion Award
Greenpeace & “The Big Plastic Count” – How was yours?
Strandliners Chat June 7th – an opportunity to catch up with the Strandliners team & discuss everything plastic pollution, environment (land, river & sea), mismanaged waste, recycling, solutions etc
Future Events – Come and visit, have a chat about rubbish, and see our new postcards!
Welcome to the June/July 2022 newsletter
It does not come easily but I have to mention this, I have been chosen by The Royal Voluntary Service to receive the Platinum Champion Award and have written something on the Strandliners Facebook page and website, but the summary is that I would not be able to do what I do without all of you.1st to 7th June is Volunteers Week – everyone who gives time for others creates a better world for all. This week celebrates everyone’s achievements, without all who join Strandliners events, help with the planning & preparation, uploading data, social media, admin for the events, we would not be where we are now.
We estimate that for every 2 hour event it takes between 15 and 20 hours to support pre- and post-event. Without a team who give so much that would be impossible. If anyone feels they have time, expertise and would like to join our “family” please email, who knows how far we could go!Please do come to one of the events where we have a stand, have a chat and discover some of the strange activities we are presenting to the public!
We will also be running some beach & river surveys & clean ups which will be advertised in these monthly news sheets before they go public. Some events will also have a maximum participation due to the nature of the sites. If you wish to get involved before we have a chance to be near you, please look at the links at the bottom to find a group near you.
If there are any questions either join our monthly chat (below) or email StrandlinersCIC@gmail.com.
Greenpeace ‘Big Plastic Count’
How was the Big Plastic Count for you? We completed it and have been surprised by many of the outcomes.
Introducing a monthly drop in discussion – everything plastic pollution, environment (land, river & sea), mismanaged waste, recycling, solutions etcCatch up on events & get the inside info – The Big Plastic CountAre 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 MeetingTime: Tuesday Jun 7, 2022 07:30 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 750 4724 1387
Fairfest – Sunday June 5th (Fairlight Recreation Ground)
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 12noon to 5pm.
Dungeness – Saturday June 18th – Marine Conservation Society survey 9.30am to 1.30pm.
This is a tough but amazing event in a strange landscape. 60+ minute return walk on shingle to the survey site, we will survey an area less frequented by humans and gain a more accurate picture of the plastic pollution in our oceans. Please email Strandlinersevents@gmail.com to register.
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.
Brand Audit – Break Free From Plastic July to October 2022
Camber Sands in August, dates other sites to be arranged.
Bexhill Festival of the Sea – September 3rd & 4th (next to the De La Warr)
Amazing 2 day event with the marine environment and community at its heart.Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean & Surveys September 2022 – third weekend – Dungeness, Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level, Hastings, Bexhill
Dates to be arranged
The Great Nurdle Hunt October 2022 – Camber Sands & River Cuckmere
Dates to be arranged
Our new 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.
Eastbourne Spring Water Festival – Saturday May 14th (Eco fair on Western Lawns) The plastic knowledge challenge and pretending to be a toilet (!) were very thought provoking activities. And a great audience too. A good event organised by Plastic Free Eastbourne.
Eastbourne Spring Water Festival – Saturday 21st May (Microplastic event at Holywell beach)Magnifiers and tweezers were out in force where we became micro-plastic detectives! We were identifying primary from secondary micro-plastics and discovering micro-treasures.
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.