Meet the crew

Charmouth’s newest community group is based at the Heritage Centre on the Foreshore, and looks after the main beach and the rocky shore to the west of the Centre. Currently, the group is building its numbers and promoting City to Sea’s campaign ‘Switch the stick’, urging people to choose cotton bud sticks with rolled paper stems rather than plastic ones but, more importantly, not to flush them down the loo, but dispose of them in a bin. Cotton bud sticks are frequently found on Charmouth’s beach, where they wash in on the tide- the nearest waste water outflow is more than a mile out to sea!

In 2016 this group benefitted from a grant from the Marine Conservation Society’s HP Clean-up fund, which has provided training for the group’s leaders and important equipment for them to use on beach cleans and in their campaign work.