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The appeal against the listing of Bay View cafe as an Asset of Community Value has been rejected. Full details of the proceedings and the decision are available here:- Review of Listing on the Community Assets Register 111217
Many of you will be aware of the recent reports of Portugese-man-o’war specimens being found on beaches of the South West. Well, Bigbury-on-Sea is not immune! One dead specimen of the potentially dangerous jelly fish was found washed up on the beach during our very successful beach clean on Saturday . Although the specimen was dead, the tentacles could still deliver a very painful, potentially dangerous sting, of course, so extreme care was used in getting rid of it.
Meanwhile, thanks go out to all the volunteers who gave an hour to help clean our beach and to Amanda Keetley from lessplastic.co.uk and Surfers against sewage, who organised the event.
You can find out more about the Portugese-man-o’war via the following links:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_man_o%27_war
If you’d like to help keep the beaches around the estuary free of rubbish, you can come along on Saturday 30th September at 10.00am for a 1 – hour beach clean. The event is being organised by Amanda Keetley from ‘Less Plastic’ in association with ‘Surfers against Sewage’ and is being supported by Venus cafe, who will be providing free tea/coffee for volunteers (please BYO reusable mug!).
Meet on the beach below the free (surfers) car park, at the bottom of Folly Hill at 10.00am. HW will be around 1350. Please come suitably attired and observe our usual safety precautions (see guidelines at http://auneconservation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ACA-BEACH-CLEANS3.pdf). Gloves and bags will be provided.
Here is the link on Amanda’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/319088615222660
I hope to see you there!
Click on the following link for an analysis of what was found on the beach in September 2016:- http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/cockleridge-nr-bantham-beach/survey100m/2016-09-18/summary
As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean – 2016, the Aune Conservation Association will be organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge (opposite Bantham) on Sunday 18th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 2.00pm) – weather permitting. You can sign up via this link – http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/user/register
The main purposes of these events are both to rid the estuary of unsightly rubbish and to protect those species which may be damaged or destroyed by its presence in, on, under or near the water. Secondary objectives are to have fun on the beach or river and enjoy each others company.
Most of these beach cleans are held in association with the Marine Conservation Society. As a condition of participation, all volunteers are expected to adhere strictly to commonsense Safety Guidelines at all times and to follow the advice of the Organiser on the day as conditions may vary. The guidelines can be scrutinised by clicking here – ACA BEACH CLEANS3
If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.
We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.
All are welcome but no unaccompanied minors, please. Please come equipped with stout footwear, gardening gloves, warm clothes, etc. If you have any spare collection sacks, they would be useful.
There will be a beach clean at Bigbury-on-Sea on Tuesday 16th August, 9.30 – 11.30am, organised by the Marine Conservation Society. For full details and to register, see the link below:-
Weve now set up a web page for our Beachwatch Beach Clean event at Bigbury on 16 August, so that people can register to come along and we have an idea of numbers. If youd be able to share it with your local contacts and potential volunteers, wed be very grateful. Here is a bit of blurb that you can use:
Tue 16 August 9.30am Beachwatch beach clean and survey at Bigbury Beach, South Hams with Davidoff Cool Water and the Marine Conservation Society
This summer, the Marine Conservation Society will be assisted by a team from Davidoff Cool Water, part of the global beauty brand Coty cosmetics, to clean up Bigbury beach. Well also be monitoring the litter to find out where it has come from!
This event is part of Cotys #lovetheocean campaign with National Geographic and will help the long-running MCS Beachwatch programme team to remove litter from the beach, and ultimately to target the main sources too. Were hoping to get 100-150 people down to help, including staff associated with the Davidoff Cool Water brand, MCS volunteers, local community members and the public.
if youd like to come and help clean up this popular summer beach for everyone to enjoy, and show how much local people #lovetheocean and our stunning UK coastline too, you can find out more about the event and also register to attend here
Thank you for your help! Lets hope for a good morning on the 16th!
Sea Champions Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager
South West England Region
Marine Conservation Society
Mobile: 07891 319277
Switchboard: 01989 566017
Facebook: Sea Champions South West
Zoe Woodham is organising a beach clean on Bigbury beach as part of a Surfers Against Sewage action day at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 16th April 2016. If you’d like to help, please come prepared with appropriate clothing, gloves, stout shoes and collecting bags (if possible). The group will meet near Venus Cafe in the lower car park at Bigbury-on-Sea. Any queries should be directed to Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org . High Water will be around 3.00p.m.