January 1, 2022

Clean Up Dates

For 2022 we are going to be organised! At the very minimum there will be a clean up once a month. We are holding them on the SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, always 10-12, and alternating local grot spots or litter hot spots, with the beach (perhaps more beach in the Summer, let’s see…) 80% of marine waste comes from the land, so getting it before it reaches the drains and rivers is vital.

Here’s the schedule – check back for changes and please do let me know if you are able to help with some of the work that goes in to getting these events organised on info@sidmouthplasticwarriors.org thanks

January – DONE  – Read report here – TOTAL FULL BAGS COLLECTED: 18!
9th January 2022 10am-12pm
Starting and finishing at The Balfour Arms, aiming to clean the Woolbrook and Manstone area, including the youth centre and skate park, and alongside Lidl. FREE tea and coffee afterwards (or buy a drink from the pub obvs) 

February – CANCELLED DUE TO STORM
13th February 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue on The Esplanade, opposite The Arches cafe – co-hosted by Dan

Individual cleanups requested – please let me know by email or facebook.
Denise – Jacob’s Ladder Beach and Manor Car Park 13th February 4-5.30 1 full bag (including c500 cigarette butts in the car park, being discussed with the suspected source)

March – DONE!
13th March 2022 10am-12pm CHANGE OF DATE now on 20th March 2022 10am-12pm
Inland, venue and cohosted by The Football Club, Manstone Avenue 
CHANGE OF VENUE now a Beach Clean, meeting on the Esplanade opposite the Arches Cafe

April – HUGE APOLOGIES – COVID GOT ME – NO CLEAN UP YET… PLEASE DO YOUR OWN THING XX
10th April 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue tbc

May
8th May 2022 10am-12pm – DONE – Read Report Here
Beach

SeaFest – Saturday 21st May 2022
Beach – SeaFest (The Ham)
Time: 2 different cleans, first at 11.00, second at 1.30

The theme this year is ‘Kelp Our Oceans’ and there will be a stall there with David Santillo from Exeter University, Greenpeace Laboratories, who will be doing an activity using some equipment that can analyse marine litter so we will be looking for the most unusual stuff we can find!

June
12th June 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue tbc

July
10th July 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue tbc

Additional cleans during July to be arranged

August
14th August 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue tbc

Additional cleans during August to be arranged

September
11th September 2022 10am-12pm
Inland, venue tbc

October
9th October 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, venue tbc

November
13th November 2022 10am-12pm
Inland, venue tbc

December
13th November 2022 10am-12pm
Inland, venue tbc