Always a good way to spend a day…
Saturday the 29th of November marks a double celebration for the BeachCare clean volunteer groups; the 50th Fistral Beach Clean which coincides with the 500th beach clean for Keep Britain’s Tidy’s BeachCare program across Devon & Cornwall. A fantastic and stirling effort by everyone involved.
Neil Hembrow, BeachCare Officer for the South West commented: ‘The efforts of the beach clean group are truly inspiring. Their work on the beach and particularly in the dunes have shown that volunteers can make a tremendous positive impact on their local area. This group have taken it upon themselves to take action and protect what they love – Fistral Beach.’
This is what we have achieved;
Number of bags removed – 441
Most bags – 21 – February 2011
Number of Volunteer hours – 1726
Approximate amount of waste collected – 6.6 tonnes – of which 5.9 tonnes is plastic
We have removed the equivalent of a double decker bus in weight of litter from Fistral Beach over the last four years.
As a surfer and beach lover I see these beach cleans as a way of giving a little something back. I have been fortunate enough to have only missed about seven or eight of the cleans.
Here is inkydeep’s blog post about the very first Fistral Beach clean http://www.inkydeep.com/2010/10/a-good-way-to-spend-a-saturday-morning/
Appreciate and protect what we love.
This year’s Vintage Surf Meet has moved from it location above Lusty Glaze to Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall. Things get under way from 10:30 and entry is free. There will be vintage surfboards to show, swap, sell and buy, plus surfing related memorabilia.
The event appears to have been expanded somewhat this year now being billed as a “Retro Surf Day” with a vintage surfboard rally, Classic VW Show and Shine, as well as a “retro” surf contest. A slide show from surf photographer Alex Williams will also be taking place on a large screen in the Fistral Beach Bar.
inkydeep posts on the 2011 vintage surf meet;
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.”