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The project began in 2011 after a collection of local organisations jointly decided that a campaign was needed to do more to stop litter reaching our beaches and sea at the first possible point.

Since 2011, the project has expanded to reduce the environmental, social and environmental impacts of marine and beach litter including the improvement and maintenance of bathing water quality.

 

The project is coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum. Hosted by Dorset County Council, they are an independent partnership who promote a sustainable approach to marine planning, management and development of the Dorset coast and its inshore waters.

2011
Formed to tackle marine and beach litter in Dorset and East Devon
2012
Expanded to include bathing water quality
2012
Made a giant windsurfing sculpture during 2012 Olympics & Paralympic games
2013
First community beach clean group formed
2013
'Capturing my coast' photography & poetry competition with schools
2016
Coordinating the Great Dorset Beach Clean

We have an excellent steering group who help to challenge and develop our strategy, guide our projects and campaigns, and ensure that the campaign maintains a strong identity.

 

 

We also have a diverse working group, with many members who are actively involved with the campaign. They make up local landowners, non-governmental organisations, local authorities, businesses and beach managers meeting quarterly throughout the year. We trial new ideas, get feedback on proposed projects and share what worked, using the expertise and experience of the group to help with delivery and promotion. We are always open to welcoming new members to the group.

 

Please get in touch with us if you would like to join.

 

BEACH CLEAN CALENDAR

BATHING WATER QUALITY UPDATES

TWEETS