Jessica’s clean up – 9th March 2019

A post went up on Sidmouth Plastic Warriors’ Facebook page by ‘Roger Lou’, as follows: “My 8 year old daughter is organising by herself a litter pick around the football and rugby pitches along the Sidford end of The Byes. If anyone would like to come and support it would be great. She has no Read more about Jessica’s clean up – 9th March 2019[…]

Beach Clean – Sidmouth 23rd February 2019

Thank you, you beauties! About 75 people collected 4 full non-recyclable bags and 1 each of glass, plastic and tins. The usual suspects were found: fishing wire, tampon applicators, fruit shoot lids and plastic shotgun casings plus loads of parcel wrappings (the stiff plastic type) and cable ties. And the interesting bottle in the photos Read more about Beach Clean – Sidmouth 23rd February 2019[…]

Beach Clean – Sidmouth Saturday January 5th 10.30am

(This is the write up I did for the Herald so if it’s a bit general that’s why) I headed down to the beach for this month’s beach clean, wrapped in many layers as it was freezing! I thought the weather would put people off but the warm welcome from the staff at the Marine, Read more about Beach Clean – Sidmouth Saturday January 5th 10.30am[…]

Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018

John Hammond (The Dairy Shop) and I were invited to the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on 9th May 2018 to talk about Single Use Plastic. I spoke first, recapping what why we started SPW, what we had achieved in the short time we have been running, and what we are aiming to do, Read more about Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018[…]

Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018

A rare break in the rain in what has been a very wet Winter and Spring (so far) meant that we had a good chance of a clear 2 hours to really tackle the beach for this cleanup. Reports coming back to us from Warriors were that the beach was looking pretty clean, and at Read more about Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018[…]

Sidmouth Town Council Meeting

I had the pleasure (haha) of being invited to speak at the Sidmouth Town Council meeting last night, where the motion to support our bid to become an SAS Plastic Free Coastline town needed to be agreed in order to proceed. Cllr Louise Cole asked me to speak on the motion, and then she would Read more about Sidmouth Town Council Meeting[…]

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors Clean up Woolbrook

Clean up #2 Woolbrook February 17th 2018

We decided to focus on the Woolbrook/Manstone area for our second beach clean, very kindly hosted by the lovely Ben, Chris and Angie at the Youth Centre, the centre of the action. Unbelievably to me, over 50 people turned up and all pitched in 100%. It had been a very rainy week but the sun Read more about Clean up #2 Woolbrook February 17th 2018[…]

First beach clean

Clean up #1 – Jan 13th 2018

The call went out only a few days before, but we had at least 20 people turn up for our first ever organised clear up as the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors. The enthusiasm was fantastic, despite freezing winds, and a large haul was gathered together (admittedly in a very disorganised way with no thought of what Read more about Clean up #1 – Jan 13th 2018[…]

Catchup 1: Starting up Sidmouth Plastic Warriors

This is my first post for the page but it is late – I am doing a few catchups just to get the blog started. A little introduction to our group is needed. I am Denise, now the Chair, but originally just me, picking up rubbish either on my own or with my family (husband Read more about Catchup 1: Starting up Sidmouth Plastic Warriors[…]