Friday, 12 September 2014

The Great British Beach Clean

I am an extremely lucky lady. I live in a seaside town. I often don't appreciate it as it is a quiet little place, except on Bank Holidays and when we have the largest Elvis festival in Europe of course!


My husband and I love walking along the seafront and watching the world go by. We have a new marina in Porthcawl and it's very picturesque. 




Porthcawl marina

One of our favourite walks is up to the Parkdean Holiday park at Trecco Bay. Ever since the park was taken over by Parkdean you can really see a difference in the park, and I am not just saying that. The park is clean, everything looks well looked after, and they have lots of bins dotted around the park.



Coney Beach, Porthcawl

So it was no surprise to me to hear they are working with The Marine Conservation Society to host The Great British Beach Clean on the 21st of September. The Great British Beach Clean is being run over 15 beach areas from Scotland to Wales, Devon to Cornwall, Dorset to Hampshire.

A few generations ago the British seaside was free of litter, but our throw away society means that today, that is far from the truth. Clean beaches will protect our marine life, as many birds, fish and other sea creatures are killed each year due to pollution. Clean beaches also make for a safer environment for our children.



How sweet is this?

It's incredibly easy to volunteer too. What you have to do is pop over to the website and register online. Then all you have to do is join the staff from Parkdean on the day. They will provide everything for you ... from bags, gloves and tongs to even refreshments. And after helping out, you can feel smug in the knowledge that you have worked to keep the gorgeous local beaches clean and litter free.



Not everyone keeps the beach as clean as Parkdean

If you have family and friends that are free why don't you take them along too. They need as many volunteers as possible, so click on The Great British Beach Clean to find out if there is one near you today. Did you also know even if there isn't one near you, you can register to organise one yourself too? So come on and join over 10,000 people to clear up litter and make us proud of our lovely beaches again.


It's easy to volunteer

in association with ParkDean 

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18 comments

  1. What a great initiative. You really are right - living by the beach is so special. I grew up by the sea and I miss it so much now. Love your photos too. x

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    1. It is a great initiative you are right. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  2. How lovely to live by the sea! I think when we live by something so pretty we don't appreciate enough and tend to ignore it.

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  3. That's so funny, I thought this post was called the Great British BLEACH clean! This is far more interesting! I also live by the sea and we have regular voluntary shoreline clean-ups.

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    1. That's great that you get involved Clare.

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  4. Wish I lived by the sea I am extremely land locked!

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  5. What a fantastic campaign. Once our marinelife and wildlife is gone it'll be too late! Tx

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    1. That is why this campaign is so brilliant.

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  6. What a fab campaign. Suffolk have a great advertisement to try and encourage people to not drop litter and there are posters saying "Don't be a Tosser" with pictures of rubbish x

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  7. What a great campaign, so important. Great post highlighting the opportunities to help.

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  8. Thanks for highlighting the campaign - it's a great opportunity to take kids along and use the opportunity to highlight the value of volunteering/contributing to society and the importance of rubbish:)

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  9. I would l to live by the sea. It's so calm and peaceful.

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  10. Hoping I can register down here in Plymouth, I love getting involved in a good beach tidy

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