Eastbourne beach gets spring clean

Eastbourne beach - a delight for residents and visitors alike
Eastbourne beach - a delight for residents and visitors alike
  • Call for volunteers to get involved with initiative
  • Keeping tourist attraction safe and clean
  • Staff at local businesses will be lending a hand

Volunteers and local businesses are calling for beach lovers across Eastbourne to get involved with the town’s first Big Spring Beach Clean outside Spray Water Sports later this month.

It will be held on Sunday March 22 from noon and has been organised by Bill Pike, a local volunteer, in partnership with independent business Eighteen 12 and charity Surfers Against Sewage.

This event will help raise the profile of our coastline and empower people to get involved in protecting our environment

Bill Pike

They are calling for people to join them and other beach lovers to pick up a bin bag and help keep Eastbourne’s beach safe and clean.

Those interested can find out more about the event by searching Facebook for SAS Big Spring Beach Clean, Eastbourne with Eighteen 12 and can get involved by meeting outside Spray Water Sports in Royal Parade at noon on Sunday March 22.

Bill said, “Eastbourne’s beach is one of its best features and I am passionate about keeping it clean for all to use.

“This event will help raise the profile of our coastline and empower people to get involved in protecting our environment.

“I am pleased to say volunteers on the day already include the staff of local independent businesses Eighteen 12, Old Dave’s Gourmet Burgers and Spray Water Sports as well as Eastbourne Bonfire Society; and Eastbourne Borough Council’s Customer First Team will also be lending a hand including supplying bin bags and litter pickers.

“But the more volunteers we have the better so I am calling for as many locals as possible to get involved by meeting us outside Spray Water Sports in Royal Parade on the day. I hope to see you there.”

The Big Spring Beach Clean is a campaign set up by Surfers Against Sewage to encourage volunteers across the UK to help keep their beaches clean. Eastbourne will be one of the first beaches to benefit this year by holding their event a week before the official launch on Friday March 27.

The Eastbourne event is one of many taking place around the coastline to protect the UK’s beaches, waves and wildlife from the rising tide of marine litter.

Set to be the biggest ever, it aims to cover at least 150 beaches and mobilise up to 5,000 beach clean volunteers to remove tonnes of beach litter from around the UK coastline.

To find out more visit: 
http://www.sas.org.uk