Great British Beach Clean – where can you help in Sussex?

This weekend, the Great British Beach Clean is taking place, with many events across the county of Sussex.

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to – you just need to turn up, be safe, and get stuck in!

WHY DO WE NEED TO CLEAN OUR BEACHES?

We are all aware of the rising issue of plastic and rubbish in our oceans. This littering contributes heavily to our carbon footprint, but it’s also increasingly fatal to our marine life, animals and plants alike.

And for selfish reasons, who wants to sit on a beach surrounded by litter? No one we know, that’s for sure.

So to help the environment, do something good and preserve nature, check out when your local beach clean is happening below.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Every time you visit the beach, take a spare bag to put your rubbish in, and make sure to put it in the bin when you leave the beach. Failing that, take it back home and dispose of it where you normally would.

If you notice some rubbish, be mindful and pick it up. We know it’s not your fault, but doing your bit can make the world of difference.

Teach your children, friends (and even your parents!) the importance of keeping our beaches clean.

Attend as many beach cleanups as you can, you’d be surprised at how much difference it can make.

HOW TO STAY SAFE

Wear appropriate attire to keep safe. Chances are there will be some broken glass around, so it’s important to look after yourself. Wear thick, rubber gloves, and wear wellies or strong boots.

Make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water, and apply suncream before and during the beach clean to avoid sunburn!

Stay safe near the sea, watch your footing and keep an eye on members of your group who are more vulnerable.

EVENTS

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019

EARNLEY
Where: Medmerry West, meet at Earnley car park
When: 9:45am – 12:00pm
Who: Francis Parfrement
More info and other listings HERE

CHICHESTER
Where: Chichester Yacht Club, meet at marina
When: 10:00am – 11:00am
Who: Christina Hall
More info and other listings HERE

EASTBOURNE
Where: Birling Gap Beach – meet at steps to beach
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Who: Natasha Sharma
More info and other listings HERE

HOVE
Where: King Alfred Leisure Centre – meet on beach opposite the centre, BN3 2WW
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Who: Kate Whitton
More info and other listings HERE

BEXHILL-ON-SEA
1. BEAULIEU BEACH
Where: meet at Beaulieu Road, TN39 3AD
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Who: Chris Ashford
More info and other listings HERE

2. BEXHILL BEACH
Where: meet at the Sailing Club, De la Warr Road
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Who: Clean Seas Please
More info and other listings HERE

BRIGHTON
1. BRIGHTON PIER
Where: meet at Sea Life Centre tunnel entrance
When: 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: Fiona Snowdon
More info and other listings HERE

2: BRIGHTON BEACH
Where: meet at the beach opposite Angel of Peace statue
When: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Who: Lizzie Prior
More info and other listings HERE

3. BRIGHTON MARINA
Where: meet at beginning of undercliff path by boat yard
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Agnes Skipper
More info and other listings HERE

RYE
Where: Camber Sands, meet at holiday park sales office
When: 11:00am – 11:30am
Who: Zoe Elliot
More info and other listings HERE

SELSEY
Where: Selsey East Beach, meet at East Beach car park
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Sarah Hughes
More info and other listings HERE

WORTHING
Where: Beach House Grounds, meet at Splash Point Pool
When: 12:45pm – 2:30pm
Who: Barbara Pilley Shaw
More info and other listings HERE

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019

HASTINGS
1. PETT LEVEL
Where: Pett Level, meet near the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Who: Andy Dinsdale
More info and other listings HERE

2. HASTINGS
Where: Hastings, meet near Pelham Palace car park
When: 10:00 – 1:00pm
Who: Kate Whitton
More info and other listings HERE

ROTTINGDEAN
Where: Rottingdean, meet on the main beach
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Libby Darling
More info and other listings HERE

BRIGHTON
1. BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
Where: Main beach, meet at the Music Hall benches
When: 11:00 – 1:00pm
Who: Jana Szczepaniak
More info and other listings HERE

2. BRIGHTON i360
Where: Main beach, near the i360 tower
When: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Who: Lizzie Prior
More info and other listings HERE

WORTHING
Where: Heene Road to West Street, meet opposite Burlington Hotel
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Andrea Pagliaro
More info and other listings HERE

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

BEXHILL
Where: Norman’s Bay naturist beach, meet at the top of the steps
When: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Who: Andrea Pagliaro
More info and other listings HERE

Where: Norman’s Bay naturist beach, meet at the top of the steps
When: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Who: Philip Baker
More info and other listings HERE