November 2023

November 2023 Events & News

Welcome to the November 2023 newsletter
Events – River Rother brand audits, Ocean Symposium, Buy Nothing Day, MCS survey at Dungeness
CAT course – first sessions
Young Strandliners – next meeting

Future Events

River Rother surveys at Rye
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Sunday 12th November at 1pm
After our pick we will be able to use the facilities at the Discovery Centre to carry out our survey in the dry! Please email to register for the event.
Monk Bretton, Tuesday 21st November at 1pm
This area has been closed off for some time, so there could be treasure! After our pick, we are able to use the facilities at Scots Float to carry out our survey in the dry! Please email to register for the event.
If you are not able to help this time, but are interested in the health of our local rivers, we are planning a Three Rivers Project. Watch this space…

Ocean Symposium
Saturday 18th November 2023 10 am to 4 pm

St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill
Information and tickets through Eventbrite.

Buy Nothing Day
Buy Nothing Day takes place on Friday November 24th as an alternative to Black Friday, giving everyone a 24-hour detox from consumerism and an opportunity to think about the impact we have on the environment every time we shop. 
Why not come along to the Christmas ReGift Free Shop at the Library of Things, Common Room, Cambridge Road, Hastings on November 24th from 12 noon to 2 pm.  Strandliners will be there.

Young Strandliners
Our next session will be on Saturday 25th November at 10am. If you know a young person aged 10-18 who might be interested in joining, please email for details, or see our website.

MCS survey at Dungeness
Saturday 16th December at 9.30am
This will be our usual survey for the MCS. This is a tough event with a 45-minute walk over shingle to reach our survey area, so is not suitable for young children or anyone with mobility issues. Please register via the Marine Conservation Society website if you would like to take part.

Past Events

Great Nurdle Hunt The rain held off (just!) for our annual nurdle hunt at Camber Sands. In our survey area we only found an average of 24 bio-beads and 12 nurdles per square metre. In our nurdle race, 10 volunteers found 3,150 bio-beads and 312 nurdles in 15 minutes! 

Community Action Team course
Did you miss out on on this course? If you are interested in taking part in a future course, perhaps in the spring, please email. You can also find out more about the course here. Our amazing team took part in two classroom sessions and will join one of our surveys. We had updated the course for 2023, including dipping our toes into water testing, and had some really positive comments. See our social media posts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

River Rother brand audit at Scots Float
We enjoyed a pick in glorious sunshine at Scots Float and then enjoyed the hospitality offered at the visitor centre. Our brand audit revealed this ‘Litter DNA’. 

Great British Beach Clean
Strandliners organised four events as part of the Great British Beach Clean. Here are the national results: 5,416 volunteers joined 428 beach cleans over the 10 days. A total of 129,391 items were collected, weighing 7,476 kgs.  

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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. If anyone joins or renews now, their membership will run until the end of 2024.