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

UPDATE! Due to increasingly small numbers attending the monthly cleans, we have put them on hold while we reassess the best way forward. We know so many of you are doing your own thing, as a legacy after covid changes, and the beach is pretty clean because of it. We may well be better doing 3 monthly huge clear ups with a big marketing campaign…please do sign up to the forum, facebook and the newsletter or get in touch at info@sidmouthplasticwarriors.org to keep up to date.

Please do let is know if you are doing your own clear up, or organising one with another group, and we will join you x

Past Dates…

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

March – DONE!
13th March 2022 10am-12pm CHANGE OF DATE now on 20th March 2022 10am-12pm
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

Ended up being a whole day presence at Sea Fest having loads of great conversations. Great!

June
12th June 2022 10am-12pm
Beach, meet on Esplanade opposite the Arches – a great morning, concentrating a lot on cigarette butts – find the write-up here…

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

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