March/April 2022


Workshops – Bexhill with Clean Seas Please – Adding value to beach cleans – Calling all beach users, dog walkers, sea swimmers…
Rother Community Lottery – Strandliners has joined! 
Future events – Bexhill, Dungeness – Marine Conservation Society surveys; Hastings – Brand Audit at The Common Room; Hailsham – microplastic investigation.Past events – Beyond the Beach Clean; MCS at Galley Hill, Bexhill; MCS at River Rother; Clean Seas Please with Bexhill schools. 
Become a member – Support our work & receive The Fulmar.
Other organisations – We may all be working towards the same goal but there are different ways and methods to achieve it. 

Welcome to the March/April News Sheet

Thank you to all who have recently subscribed, I wish I could respond individually but we have been so busy, on beaches, in schools, with schools on beaches, undertaking surveys, delivering activities, talks and more. But it is everyone who receives this news sheet who keeps us going!
There have been two articles in the Rye News connected to Strandliners. The first is a summary of the potential Global Plastics Treaty in Kenya written by Dominic Manning.
The second is a summary of a talk by Andy Dinsdale given to the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, written by Xavier Bayntun. The talk focused on Andy’s “search for a seabean”.
Please pass this news sheet on to anyone who may be interested, and if you are able, you can become a member. Any other questions, please email me at
Andy Dinsdale

Pollution identification & awareness workshop

Calling all beach users, dog walkers, sea swimmers…
Do you want to know how clean our water could be?
Ever wondered where all the plastic rubbish comes from?
How can we add value to our cleaning up?
Clean Seas Please is providing an indoor session where we will look at how to recognise the pollution on our local beaches and where it comes from. 
Please register by emailing
Saturday 26th March, 10am to 12noon, Friends Meeting House, Albert Rd, Bexhill

Rother Community Lottery

Supporting Strandliners and other causes
Strandliners CIC are part of the Rother Community Lottery.
Tickets are £1, prizes are up to £25,000, and a good cause can be nominated.
For every ticket sold, 50p is raised for Strandliners.

Future Events

Bexhill, Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean & Survey
De La Warr (The Colonnade)
2pm to 4pm, Saturday 26th March

This is Clean Seas Please event for the Marine Conservation Society.
Please email to book a place.

Dungeness, Lydd Ranges, Marine Conservation Society Survey
9am to 1pm, Saturday 2nd April
Marine Conservation Society event.
Please to book a place.

Hastings, The Common Room, Brand Audit
4.30pm to 6.30pm, Thursday 7th April
#BeyondtheBeachClean event.
Please email for more information.

Hailsham, Waterweek, Microplastic Surveys
2pm, Tuesday 12th April
Diplocks stream in Hailsham. We shall be investigating for microplastics. 
Waterweek events here

If anyone has already registered/booked for any of these events, there’s no need to register again.

Past Events

Beyond the Beach Clean at The Commons, Hastings
What a wonderful turnout to the series of ‘long-game’ conversations about our problems with plastic, hosted by Strandliners, Wonderfill and Transition Town Hastings. 
Global challenge, local solutions
We are continuing with creative discussions, watch out for a Brand Audit in early April.

Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean & Survey, Galley Hill, Bexhill
This MCS survey continues the work of Bexhill Environmental Group and adds to the data available to create a greater picture of what actually makes up the rubbish found.

“Source to Sea” Marine Conservation Society Surveys,River Rother, Rye
We tried out a new MCS survey, looking at specific single use waste found on its route from inland to sea, via rivers. The survey itself needs some reworking but it was very interesting to focus on single use items along the riverbanks.

Clean Seas Please school visits & Wild Beach school sessions,

We have visited year 5 classes at 3 Bexhill schools to take the environmental message further, delivering activities looking at how long this plastic pollution lasts in our environment before it degrades, investigating the different types of material in wet wipes – “pee, paper & poo should only go down the loo”, and discovering the many different sources of the rubbish we find on the beach – “it’s not just beach visitors, it comes from towns and our drains too!” 

We have also been able to invite the schools to Wild Beach sessions on Bexhill beach looking at tides, rock pools, the strandline and collecting rubbish to look at and think where did it all come from. The pupils made some fantastic discoveries of mermaid purses and a juvenile squat lobster that had been eating it’s way through common whelk eggs!

Support Strandliners

If you wish to support Strandliners and their work further, why not become a member and receive our quarterly online magazine (and be entered into a monthly sea bean raffle).

We plan to hold workshops this May and June looking at sea beans, transatlantic plastic mermaid purses, beachcombed bones, cetacean and seal strandings and citizen science. Members will have priority booking.

Here is a snap shot of the cover from the latest membership magazine The Fulmar which goes out quarterly to all our members.
It is time for membership renewals, look out for an email shortly. 
Thank you to all who are supporting Strandliners through membership.