An early morning walk along Fistral Beach, Sunday 26 August 2012. Photographs taken with Instagram using an iPhone 3G.
A foreign object. This does not belong here…
Footprints – leave nothing but…
On Saturday 26 May 2012, the 20th Keep Britain Tidy Fistral Beach clean takes place.
From Andy Heald the beach clean coordinator;
“April’s clean was a record turn out – 34 adults, 12 children and 5 dogs = 24 bags of litter. A massive thank you to Pirate FM who included us in their ‘Green Month’ agenda, and sent a very happy enthusiastic team to the clean. Pirate FM subsequently featured people and their businesses from the clean on their weekly shows. Everyone enjoyed bargain prices at Bodhi’s afterwards. In addition to this, we were very honored to have the outgoing Mayor, Andy Hannan and the incoming Mayor Kevin Towill, along with the Newquay Lions giving us a big hand.
May is the last month we start at 10am for a 10.15am start at Bodhi’s. June 30th reverts to the summer hours of a 9am start. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”
On Saturday 28 April 2012, the 19th Keep Britain Tidy Fistral Beach clean takes place.
From Andy Heald the beach clean coordinator; “Thanks very much for the 20+ volunteers who attended the March clean. Seven full bags of litter, with the reappearance of seasonal litter (bbq’s, beer cans etc) a feature.
For the April clean I am happy to announce a revisit by the Mayor, Andy Hannan and the Newquay Lions. In addition to this, we are privileged to be part of Pirate FM’s Green Month. The Pirate FM radio crew and radio truck will be present on the day, joining us at South Fistral – Bodhi’s for the start, and welcoming us at the finish – North Fistral car park. Bodhi’s have kindly offered half price breakfast and drinks to all volunteers.
And the last piece of news, is the great reviews ‘Fistral Wreck’ is receiving at Galerie 17 in Fontainebleau, Paris. It is currently been exhibited alongside other work by the artist Davy Surier http://www.galerie17pointarts.com/Artistes/Pages/Davy_Surier.html . The art piece has used different materials from two cleans made in 2011. It is expected to go on show in Newquay later this year.
I look forward to seeing you all on the 28th at 10am for a 10.15am start.”
Protecting what we love – please consider when on the beach or after surfing collecting a handful of rubbish and ditching it in the nearest bin. As surfers let’s take the lead in caring for the ocean and our beaches.
On the last Saturday of every month a small group of willing volunteers carry out a beach clean at Fistral Beach in Newquay. At times the task at hand can be daunting due to the high volume of rubbish and because it is just not possible to remove the thousands and thousands of tiny pieces of plastic from the beach by hand.
However we are aware that the marine rubbish that we do remove will hopefully not go back into the ocean and the food chain. As a surfer and beach goer it is always good karma to give a little something back.
The Fistral beach clean is run under Keep Britain Tidy’s BeachCare programme. BeachCare organiser Neil Hembrow has compiled some stats from the first fourteen beach cleans and it is interesting to see what has been collected and the comparisons between Fistral and other beach cleans.
More on the BeachCare programme can be found here. The next Fistral Beach clean is Saturday 28 January, details below;