March 2014 clean

Sunday 2nd March, 10am - 12pm
location - around the Coffee Cup, Eastney
starting point : by the Coffee Cup trailer on the Esplanade (the nearest street with a postcode is Marine Court, PO4 9QU

UPDATE : Eight people came along. A group photo and a shot of the rubbish collected are below.

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February 2014 clean

Sunday 2nd February, 10am - 12pm
location - around the Coffee Cup, Eastney
starting point : by the Coffee Cup trailer on the Esplanade (the nearest street with a postcode is Marine Court, PO4 9QU

UPDATE : Eight people came along. A group photo and a picture of the litter is below. Thanks to all for coming.

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January 2014 clean

Sunday 12th January, 10am - 12pm

location - around the Coffee Cup, Eastney

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.

Some of the litter pickers

This is about half of the litter recovered

October 2013 clean

Sunday 20th October, 10am - 12pm
location - around the Coffee Cup, Eastney
starting point : by the Coffee Cup trailer on the Esplanade (the nearest street with a postcode is Marine Court, PO4 9QU

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Big Weekend 2013 Returns

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

September 2013 - the big weekend

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)

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July 2013 clean

Sunday 7th July, 10am - 12pm
location - between the Pyramids and South Parade Pier
starting point : by Rocksby's Cafe on the Esplanade (PO5 3PG)

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