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Salcombe Regis beach clean – POSTPONED
February 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
From 7th February, with thanks to Sidmouth News Nub:
Salcombe Regis beach clean postponed
A winter beach cleaning event due to take place on Sunday, 9 February has had to be postponed. This is due to a stormy weather forecast for the weekend as we welcome Storm Ciara to our shores. The whole of the UK has been issued with a yellow weather warning from the MET Office. Organiser Esmée Gregorius said she’s ‘sorry’ to have to cancel it for now, but it would be ‘too dangerous to risk it.’
Here’s the original article from the previous week:
Local surfer organises Salcombe Regis beach clean
Local surfer, Esmée Gregorius, is organising a ‘Storm Clean’ on Salcombe Regis beach, in conjunction with the national beach cleaning efforts of Surfers Against Sewage.
The event will take place on Sunday, 9 February from 11am – 12.30pm.
As Esmée advises, Salcombe Regis beach is ‘not the most accessible location’ and people should only come if they are fit enough for the walk there.
Once on location, volunteers will have their work cut-out with lots of debris needing removing from the shore line.
Winter beach cleans are an important factor in improving the cleanliness of the coastline, due to the stormy weather churning up more rubbish from the sea, which then ends up deposited on the beach.
Plastic, and other types of waste are not only unsightly, but also pose a real threat to wildlife and people using the beach.
Anyone keen to get involved with the group effort should meet on the beach near the steps.
There is limited parking available in the village, or at the top of the hill in the National Trust car park.