We will be working with Strandliners, a local marine environment group founded by Andy Dinsdale in 2012 and becoming a community interest company in 2018.
Their experience involves pollution monitoring and surveying along the coast from the River Cuckmere in the west to Dungeness in the east, and from Pett Level and Camber Sands on Rye Bay, up the River Rother to Brede and beyond. Their focus is community engagement and citizen science – everyone can make a difference! With over 700 subscribers, many enthusiastic volunteers, and a skilled and dedicated core team who have trained with the United Nations Environment Programme on marine litter, Strandliners are able to go beyond beach cleaning.
Andy says, “We are thrilled to be able to continue the work of Rother Voluntary Action’s ‘Clean Seas Please’ project, continuing its expanding activity and commitment to environmental protection. This new collaboration is an exciting opportunity to partner with other community and ecological groups, working together to discover and raise awareness about Rother district’s amazing coastal environment.“
Strandliners also focus on identifying debris on the shoreline – what it is and where it comes from. Plastic pollution is not just removed but is sorted, identified, and recorded – the data being collated with global organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society and ‘Break Free From Plastic’. Information is also used locally to create awareness that making simple changes can help keep our wonderful beaches clean – safe for people and marine creatures.
If anyone wishes to find out about other Strandliners beach events, please visit the Strandliners website and subscribe to the monthly news sheet (you can opt out at any time!) for events along the Rother coastline.
Events coming up soon...
We are arranging “meet the team” events on Bexhill beaches, please do visit for a chat if you can. Re-connect if it has been a long time…
- Come and see how a brand audit works,
- Discover some of the interesting and important plastic pollution to look out for along our coasts,
- Competition Time – have a chance to win a sea bean (very special treasure!)
Saturday 21st August 2 to 4pm at Glyne Gap beach through the wonderful bridge.
Wednesday 25th August 10 to 12 noon on the beach at the Colonnade by the De La Warr.
Andy on a particularly wind blown day!
"My interest in plastic pollution all started with a chance find of a very special treasure on the beach - a sea bean, a seed that had travelled all the way from Tropical America on the Atlantic Ocean currents!"