2018 Events and Activities

What's on 2018 

These are the public events and activities run by the Thanet Coast Project.

Some of these activities are part of the new 'Guardians of the Deep' project with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help increase awareness raising and engagement, particularly with schools.

The Thanet Coast Project run these public events with the help of volunteers - mainly Coastal Wardens/Guardians.  There are numerous opportunities for volunteers to help on the coast - see 'Coastal Wardens', Beach Cleans & 'Coastbusters'.  

 

Thanet Coast Project - 2018 events

      2018 Thanet Coast Project Events - flier  (PDF, 1,087KB)

 

Great British Beach Clean 2018

Sat 15 Sept, 10am – Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend (CT12 5HY) 

Sat 15 Sept,  2.30pm – Plum pudding (west of Minnis Bay, Birchington)

Join a public beach clean & litter survey as a part of the Marine Conservation scoiety's annual national campaign.   The events below last for 2.5 hours and are open to all to join in (children have to be supervised by a responsible adult).

Litter sticks, bags - and some hoops - are provided. Please bring along garden gloves and wear appropriate clothing for weather on the day (windproof/rainproofs if raining) & tough footwear for walking on the beach. Please also bring along your own water bottle, or refreshment, to quench your thirst for work.

 

Pegwell Bay Beach Clean along the National Nature Reserve beach by the cliffs.

Sat 15 Sept 10am (2.5hrs).   

Meet: At the beach below the former hoverport access road, Cliffsend. CT12 5HY

 

Plum Pudding Beach Clean along the refreshing Northern Sea Wall

Sat 15 Sept 2.30pm (2.5hrs). 

Meet: Outside 'The Minnis Bar & Brasserie', Minnis Bay, Birchington.CT7 9QP

 

You can book a place on the ‘Great British Beach Clean’ https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/events     If full, please do come along with your gloves and sign up on the day!

Also look out for other organised events in our area: 

Sun 16 Sept, 9:30am - Deal  (click for further info')

BEACH CLEANS:   There are monthly beach cleans at Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend (April to Nov), & many more cleans arranged by various organisations throughout the year - see 'How to Help': Beach Cleans for more information.

 

 

Coastal Warden/Guardian - Introductory Training

This is the introductory course for new volunteers that would like to help as Coastal Wardens/Guardians on the North East Kent coast, which includes the NE Kent MPA.

Volunteers adopt a local bay or stretch of coastline and help look after local marine and bird life in your patch. We will take you through the history of the North East Kent Marine Protected Area (NEKMPA) and the management scheme, your role as a coastal warden/guardian and how you can help. 

  • Tue 9 Oct, 1pm (3.5hrs, Margate)
  • Booking: All new volunteers will need to complete a 'Volunteer Registration Form'* first and will be invited to confirm if they can attend the next workshop.

*‘Volunteer Registration Form’ (hyperlink) or download from the website at:  http://www.nekmpa.org.uk/how-to-help/nekmpa-coastal-wardens/  (‘copy & paste’ link below into your browser). We will then send details to invite you to the next training session nearer the time.

 

 

 Recent past events:

Summer Seashore Safaris

Explore Thanet’s chalk rocky shore for its fascinating rockpool wildlife! 

  • Tues 31 July, 8.30am - Minnis Bay   PAST EVENT

  • Wed 01 Aug, 8.30am - West Bay    PAST EVENT

  • Thur 02 Aug, 9.00am - St Mildred’s Bay    PAST EVENT

  • Fri  03 Aug, 9:30am - Eastcliff Ramsgate    PAST EVENT

  • Sat 04 Aug, 10:30 am - Western Undercliff, Ramsgate    PAST EVENT

  • Sun 05 Aug, 11:30am - Walpole Bay    PAST EVENT 

  • Tue 14 Aug, 8:30am - Stone Bay     PAST EVENT

  • Wed 15 Aug, 9:00am - Joss Bay      PAST EVENT
  • Thur 16 Aug, 9:30am - Botany Bay     PAST EVENT
  • Fri 17 Aug, 10:30am - Dumpton Gap,      PAST EVENT
  • Sat 18 Aug, 10:30am - Nayland Rock, Margate     PAST EVENT

 

'Seaweed & Their Secrets':

Seaweeds & their Secrets Exhibition & Walks/talks: 25 July to 2 Sept, 10am-5pm. The Drum Room, Droit House (Margate Visitor Information Centre), Margate Harbour, Margate, Kent  CT9 1JD.  PAST EVENT

 

Other Opportunities & Events

Other opportunities and events around the coast include:  

Coastal Wardens/Guardians

Local people can get actively involved with looking after their own chosen stretch of coastline by enrolling as a NEKMPA Coastal Warden with activities and training opportunities throughout the year.    In addition, you can volunteer to join the 'Coastbusters' (non-native species control teams - currently targeting Pacific Oysters) around NE Kent - just send us a email if you would like to get involved. 

Coastal Community Beach Hut

Games, crafts and educational resources on Margate & Ramsgate Main Sands particularly suitable for community groups with young families: Find out more  

Beach Cleans for Community Groups

Community groups can organise their own beach cleans, or join in with ones that are currently organised by local groups.  Find out more or join our Great British Beach Clean event above! 

School Excursions 

Schools, clubs or large group excursions can view the variety of marine and coastal wildlife around the Thanet coastline depending upon the tide being in or out; and see evidence of coastal erosion, run beach inspired activities, or just visit for general coastal leisure opportunities.  More information  (who to notify, bay facilities and online resources) 

 

 

For more information:

More events around in the area can be found on the following websites:

Mobility Access:  Many of our beaches have 'all terrain wheelchairs' available for booking for anyone with mobility impairment. For further information and for donations to help this superb charity, please visit the website: Beach Within Reach 

 

Please note: a) You may need the latest browser eg Google Chrome to access the booking scheme; as some browsers do not work with this booking system. If you can't book - and for people that can't access the internet - then please speak to the Thanet Visitor Information Centre in Margate Harbour: call them on 01843 5775770.  PLEASE NOTE: During 2018 many of the events will be 'first come, first served!' - or as stated - so please arrive a little earlier to sign in.

MCS Great British Beach Clean 2018{Open to the Public}

Join a public beach clean & litter survey as a part of the MCS’s annual national campaign.

These events last for 2.5 hours and are open to the general public to join in. Gloves, sticks, bags and hoops are provided. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear.  You can join an organised even at:

 

Pegwell Bay Beach Clean along the National Nature Reserve beach by the cliffs.

Sat 15 Sept 10am (2.5hrs)    Meet: At the beach below the former hoverport access road, Cliffsend. CT12 5HY

 

Plumpudding Beach Clean along the refreshing Northern Sea Wall

Sat 15 Sept 2.30pm (2.5hrs)    Meet: Outside 'The Minnis Bar & Brasserie', Minnis Bay, Birchington.CT7 9QP

 

The public can book on the ‘Great British Beach Clean’: https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/events

or look out for other organised events online that will be run by Coastal Wardens or  volunteer groups online at:

http://nekmpa.org.uk/whats-on/2018-events-and-activities/

 

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom

E-mail:

thanet.coast@thanet.gov.uk

 

Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)

 

 

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