For public beach cleans
The Thanet Coast Project helps volunteers to run practical tasks to clean up sections of the coastline. Why not join in? The more hands the better!
Gloves, sticks, bags and hoops are provided and tasks are often run in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society volunteers for their annual Great British Beach Clean event (part of Beachwatch). Cummins Power Generation kindly sponsored some of the Thanet Coast Project beach clean equipment.
Any community groups that would like to organise their own beach clean, should get in touch as they may be able to borrow equipment - gloves, bags, sticks, hoops, sharps box etc. Please note: Organisers will need to carry out their own risk assessments and arrange insurance cover.
There are many local voluntary groups running beach cleans around the NE Kent coast, and these are ones that have let us know of their activities:
Broadstairs Town Team are running regular beach cleans, as well as work around town. Litter pickers, plastic bags and hoops will be provided, but please note: on these cleans, you are advised to bring your own gloves and wear warm clothing! Please view their Facebook site for location & further details (please use name link above). There is a Viking Bay litter pick planned for 7 March 2017.
Anti-litter Group (BAG) organise regular impromptu litter picks that include the beaches around the area. See their facebook page for more information.
Westgate Against Rubbish (WAR)- looking to start new 'war' on litter, and now have access to equipment loaned out from Westgate Town Council.
Western Undercliff - Artificial Beach Group, Ramsgate - run clean ups in this part of the Ramsgate coast.
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS)- run beach clean tasks and have great Spring & Autumn Beach Cleans sessions
c/o Thanet District Council,
PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672
(based in Manston Road Depot)