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Calls for help to Keep Seaford Tidy!

Submitted on 23 February 2018 by STC Officers

Seaford Town Council is thrilled to announce that in addition to the monthly beach cleans hosted by Surfer’s Against Sewage, a new initiative is gathering momentum to help keep Seaford tidy; local Facebook group Plastic Free Seaford & Newhaven’s Great British Spring Clean.

There are two planned get-togethers in the coming weeks, both taking part over the Keep Britain Tidy weekend:

Plastic Free Seaford & Newhaven’s Great British Spring Clean

When: Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10am to 12 noon

Where: Corner of Hill Rise and Grand Avenue, Seaford (post code BN25 2QY)

Surfer’s Against Sewage’s Monthly Beach Clean

When: Sunday 4th March 2018, at 10am

Where: Seaford Beach by Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club (post code BN25 2QR)

Volunteers are being called upon to help with the cleans which are tackling both the iconic Seaford bay and well-used beauty and picnicking spots around the town, initially being Grand Avenue. Litter pickers are being provided for both cleans by Seaford Town Council but volunteers are asked to bring a strong bag or bucket to collect litter in and wear suitable clothing (hi-vis or bright clothes ideally) and gloves.

Volunteers from both cleans can enjoy a 20% voucher for use at local restaurant and bar, The View, at Seaford Head Golf Course.https://www.the-view.co.uk/

Both groups have committed themselves to striving to tackling the single-use plastics being used (and littered) within the town. The community cleans are organised to help maintain the beauty of Seaford’s environment, prevent danger posted to wildlife or pets by the litter and highlight the ongoing epidemic with single-use plastic that has been the centre of attention following recent episodes of the BBC’s Blue Planet and the announcement that single-use plastics are to be stopped in Royal Households and Parliament.

Further beach clean dates (usually the first Sunday of the month) can be found advertised on Seaford Town Council’s Facebook page on behalf of the organiser, Claire Sumners’ page ‘Zero Waste Maman’. For further information on the Surfer’s Against Sewage charity and its work to create Plastic Free towns, visit its website www.sas.org.uk .                     A presentation is due to be made to the Town Council at its meeting on 29th March by Claire Sumners, in her capacity as Community Leader for Surfer’s Against Sewage, regarding the steps that can be taken to help Seaford become a Plastic Free Town and seeking the support of the Town Council in achieving this.

Information on Plastic Free Seaford & Newhaven, a Facebook group and initiative started by local resident Christine Brett, can be found at www.facebook.com/plasticfreeseafordandnewhaven

In addition to the above, the Town Council, Lewes District Council and the local seafront businesses have for the past two years been a part of the 2 Minute Beach Clean initiative, making it easier for residents and visitors to pick up litter every time they visit the beach, with equipment readily available to be used on the beach (when the businesses are operating).

Seaford is very lucky to have two groups so enthusiastically working for the town and its environment, and encouraging others to get involved and help make a difference. Beach and town cleaning is a wonderful, healthy and often fun activity for the whole family to get involved with. And it’s doing something great for your local environment. Every litter picker helps…

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