We are all agreed that one of the key features that makes Meads so special is our beloved seafront which is why we are delighted to announce that the MCA has joined ADOPT A BEACH - the exciting new project launched by Plastic Free Eastbourne.
Eastbourne’s beaches are numbered by the groynes that separate each section and we have adopted numbers 25 and 26 which are immediately below the Peace Garden, the Wish Tower, and Bistro Pierre.
Next year when (hopefully) life returns to some sort of normality, we are planning to arrange group beach cleans on specific days and perhaps host post-clean social gatherings. But for now, we are encouraging members to collect litter either individually or in family ‘bubbles’ on an ad hoc basis. Please take your own gloves, collection bags, and litter pickers with you. Once you have collected any debris, tie up your bag and leave it next to – not in – the nearest litter bin on the seafront. The Council will then remove it in due course.
The Marine Conservation Society has produced a form which you can use to record details of the litter that you pick up which is available to download below. If this is something that you would like to do, please send it via email to Sue Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org who is collating the data that will be used to monitor the state of our beaches.
We are very grateful to MCA Committee member Mary Hodge who has agreed to be our contact point so if you need any further information please email Mary at: email@example.com.
Good luck and good picking!