Like many of our groups, West Bay Beach Clean Group started with the simple aim of carrying out regular beach cleans to keep both East and West beaches in the town clear of litter. Litter Free Coast and Sea supports the group to develop preventative campaigns to target the most frequently-found litter, with the aim of reducing the overall need for beach cleans in the area.
This group currently (end of 2018) has nearly forty members who are emailed before each of the four beach-cleans organised by Joe Hackett in Bridport. Joe occasionally advises other local groups e.g. environmental and youth groups who wish to have their own beach cleans. There is a two-minute beach clean board at West Bay.
This group is particularly concerned at the proliferation of bio beads, which are found regularly at West Bay Promenade Beach, and are investigating their source. It is in touch with another group at Charmouth, where bio beads are also found, and recently bio beads have also been found at Freshwater Bay.
We’re pleased to have the support of Parkdean caravan park in West Bay, who kindly store the group’s beach cleaning equipment and have sponsored T-shirts and hi-vis jackets for them, as well as getting involved in other Litter Free Coast and Sea projects in the town.
If you’d like to help with beach clean activities or get involved with West Bay Volunteers contact Beach Clean lead Joe Hackett on 01308 456161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org