September 2022


Updates – Events & news
Strandliners Chat – September 6th – Zoom chat, catch up.
River Rother project – Do you pick litter near the River Rother? 
Please fill in this quick survey 
Rivers Ouse & Adur – Do you pick litter near the Rivers Ouse & Adur?
Please email to join in
Coastal Events – From Cuckmere to Dungeness. 

Welcome to the September newsletter

The survey season starts in earnest. And we are excited to be working on the Preventing Plastic Pollution projects with the Rivers Trust. We need your help, and knowledge and expertise!

So if you could complete the survey, we will be able to tailor the project to your experiences of visiting the Rother catchment (Brede to Beckley, Ticehurst to Tillingham, Rother to Robertsbridge).

If anyone can’t make any event you can still help by passing on this news sheet for others to read, or encourage friends and family to join Strandliners (subscribe here). For anyone on social media, this is Strandliners Facebook page.If there are any questions why not join our monthly chat, Tuesday 6th September, or email
Andy Dinsdale 

Strandliners video chat

Tuesday 6th September at 7.30 pm
Our monthly drop in discussion – an opportunity to catch up with the Strandliners team & discuss everything plastic pollution, environment (land, river & sea), mismanaged waste, recycling, solutions etc.Sewage & sea updatesRivers Trust Preventing Plastic Pollution projects for the Rother, Ouse & AdurJoin Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 770 7628 4518
Passcode: a33whr
Time: Tuesday Sept 6th, 2022 07:30 PM London

Preventing Plastic Pollution in the Rother

Do you live in the River Rother catchment? 
Do you see litter in the environment? 
If so, would you like to help in a new project:
Preventing Plastic Pollution in the Rother

We need your experiences of finding litter in the catchment, from Brede to Beckley, Ticehurst to Tillingham, Rother to Robertsbridge and further.

Have your say! Filling out this survey will take 5 minutes and help plan the next 6 months.

If you litter pick near the Ouse & Adur rivers, email to find out more.

These new projects, in partnership with the Rivers Trust, are part of many throughout the south and will be an important indicator of how polluted the river catchments are, enabling all stakeholders to reduce plastic pollution.

Future events

Camber Sands Brand Audit – Sunday 4th September – 5pm to 8.30pm
Last one of 2022

20 min river bank walk, 2 hours picking up rubbish & survey (identification & recording) & return 
Email to register

Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean & Surveys
Up to 2 hour clean up & survey (identification & recording) – except Dungeness (4 hours in total & walking 90 mins on shingle).
Email to register for all Marine Conservation Society events (please state which one/s)
Dungeness – Sat 17th Sept, 09.30am to 13.30pm
Pett Level – Sun 18th Sept, 10am to 12 noon (with The Beach Club @ Pett Level).
Bexhill, Glyne Gap – Wed 21st Sept, 4pm to 5.30pm.
Hastings – Fri 23rd Sept, 4pm to 6pm.
Bexhill, Galley Hill – Sat 24th Sept, 3pm to 5pm.
Winchelsea Beach – Sun 25th Sept, 3pm to 5pm.
Rye Harbour – Wed 28th Sept, 10am to 12noon (with Rye Harbour Nature Reserve)

The Great Nurdle Hunt
Up to 2 hours identifying primary microplastic & recording numbers of nurdles & Biobeads
Email to register for Great Nurdle Hunt events
Camber Sands – Sat 1st Oct 8.30am to 10.30am.
River Cuckmere – Sat 15th Oct 9.30am to 11.30am.

Our amazing new beachcombing 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.

Our amazing new marine debris leaflet

This marine debris identification leaflet shows some important things to look out for when beachcombing. It also shows some of the different sources for all the flotsam & jetsam we find.

It may be the only plastic identification leaflet in the world! Can anyone find one anywhere else? 

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.