Eleven people came along on a rather bitter Sunday morning. The recent storms have changed the beach, with some of the shingle ridges flattened out and in places sand instead of stones. This disruption has also lead to a sharp increase in the amount of litter.
This year's Big Weekend was split over two days to cope with the Portsmouth Triathlon. Nineteen volunteers took part and 2490 items were recovered. The amount of litter is down on last year and is roughly in line with the average over the last five or so years.
Full returns are under the 'Beachwatch finds' menu, or by clicking here.
UPDATE I am embarrassed to admit that I forgot this Sunday is the Portsmouth triathlon, which means the seafront may well be inaccessible on Sunday. It's too late to move the event, so instead I'm going to have to do two. So it's now Saturday 10-12 and Sunday 10-12. Saturday is going to be the better day though because of the road closure.
Mid-September is the Marine Conservation Society's annual Beachwatch event, when volunteers across the country will be cleaning the nation's beaches. Our small contribution will be to clean the stretch near the Pyramids.
This clean will differ from the normal pattern in that we have to note what we find. This information is then collated nationally by the MCS. Note that this year it is on the Sunday and not the Saturday.
Sunday 22nd September, 10am - 12pm location - between the Pyramids and South Parade Pier starting point : by Rocksby's Cafe on the Esplanade (PO5 3PG)