Morecambe & Heysham Beach Clean

Morecambe and Heysham Beach Clean

There is a small group of people – Morecambe Shore Beach Buddies who clean the beach on a regular basis but it is not an organised group. Also their aim is to use social media and blogs to raise awareness of organizations and activities which people can get involved in to improve the environment of the Morecambe Bay SSSI.

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https://lovemybeach.org/

Hannah from @LoveMyBeachMBP

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2019 Morecambe North Beach AND Morecambe South Beach have achieved Beach Awards again.

Posted 2nd July 2019 @WestEndImpact

Posted 2nd July by @LambTamasin at @Active Lancs. Beach Clean on Wed 3rd July

(The pic below posted after litter pick 3rd July @lancashireCSI )

Posted 30 June 2019 on the 2nd day of the Kite Festival

Posted 28th June 2019

Also details on Facebook with email contact

https://www.facebook.com/groups/230072000360081/?ref=share

@ActiveLancs on Twitter also Facebook. Posted by @lovemybeachmbp on Facebook on 27th June.

@NorthLancsGreen on twitter. Other details in the article. In Lancaster Guardian June 27 2019

Posted 11th June 2019

Contact @lovemybeachmbp or @morecambebayuk on twitter or facebook

6th June, 2019

Posted 19/06/2019

Facebook to book https://m.facebook.com/LushLancaster/

Lancaster City Council @LancasterCC send an employee out on the Morecambe North Beach (Clock Tower) after events and if needed.

The public realm dept at Lancaster City Council will provide litter picking equipment to groups and individuals who are dedicated to tidying up the Beach, Parks or elsewhere. Contact by email. PublicRealm@Lancaster.gov.uk

Amie, from @LancasterCC (at @MorecambeBeach on twitter) tidies up the beaches with her tractor. This is done twice a week May to September and also when there is a large amount of debris. She also – along with others – does litter picking along the Prom along with Mowing grass and other activities

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Morecambe Town Council (part of @LancasterCC) arrange occasional Beach Cleans. Facebook for Morecambe Council

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Twitter @HeyshamBeach

Facebook https://m.facebook.com/MorecambeHeyshamSeaCadets/

Vale of Lune Rugby Club

Beach Clean April 2919

@valeofluneRUFC

Friends of Sunderland Point are arranging Beach Cleans.

This was posted on Facebook by Claire Hargreaves and the contact is Hilary Hargreaves

The next Beach Clean of 2019 is at Middleton Towers

Facebook of Friends of Sunderland Point

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@LoveMyBeachMPB – which is part of @MorecambeBayUK  Charity – do beach cleans every week in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Solway Coast. Apply via website. Website of Love my Beach

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Marine Conservation Society do Beach Cleans, mainly at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. The amount and type of litter and plastic is logged scientifically. @MCSLancs on twitter also @MCSUK Marine Conservation Society

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A couple of local Schools have been active on the beaches @Morecambe_ST and @TrumacarPrimary.

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Active Lancashire charity have done Beach and Promenade Cleans @ActiveLancs

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Kiko Mathews is visiting Morecambe on her 3 month cycle around Britain and Beach Cleaning at the same time in the summer of 2019 @KikPlastic. Kiko did Atlantic solo row.

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Team Pluto of @NCS @Inspiraforlife have done beach cleans on Morecambe South Beach.

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@SASCampaigns do a National Beach Clean occasionally.

SAS Campaigns website

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@KeepBritainTidy do National Campaigns – in association with the Daily Mail for the Great British Spring Clean Link to Keep Britain Tidy

The Daily Mail currently have a Great British Spring Clean campaign Mar 22 to April 23 2929 Details of Daily Mail along with the local authorities and @keepBritainTidy.

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@2minBeachClean started by Martin Dorey @CamperVanLiving is a great organisation to encourage people to pick up litter. Currently there is a ‘beach Clean board’ outside the Clock Tower Cafe in Morecambe when it is open with a litter picking stick for the public to have a go.

Beach Clean Board in association with @lovemybeachMBP with Amie on the tractor in the background.

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If there are any dog fouling issues on the Beach or elsewhere the contact details of the Dog Warden are in this link Dog Warden

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if there are any Issues concerning the beaches of Morecambe, Heysham and Silverdale etc then contact Lanncaster City Council switchboard and give the details. I have always found them to be very helpful Lancaster City Council Website

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Will add to the blog if there is further information @ChrisJCoates

Morecambe, Heysham and Morecambe Bay Beach Clean Information

Morecambe and Heysham Beach Clean. Some information on organisations who have Beach Clean events you can get involved with as an individual or as part of an organised Beach Clean.

Important information on doing a Beach Clean

The Great British Spring Clean from Keep Britain Tidy 2 – 25th March 2018.

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Keep Britain Tidy

Help us clean up the country

2 – 25th March 2018

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

We want to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Together we can make a difference and clean up the environment on our doorstep.

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Heysham Village Spring Clean Saturday March 24th

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Taking place 7th – 15th of April, the Big Spring Beach Clean (BSBC) from SAS Campaigns

Taking place between the 7th and the 15th of April, the Big Spring Beach Clean (BSBC) is the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK, if not Europe. Since 2010 over 39,000 of you have joined us at over 1,200 events across the UK.

A staple of all beach clean calendars, the Big Spring Beach Clean is hugely impactful, inclusive and above all else, fun. It is the standard by which all other beach clean projects are measured, thanks to YOU! For more information or to get involved, please email Jack on beachcleans@sas.org.uk.

SAS Campaigns

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Lillys Global Cleanup Day 18/04/18

Lilly @lillyspickup on twitter. Anyone can join in. Let her know on Twitter or Facebook

Lillys Global Cleanup Day Facebook

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Love my Beach, Morecambe Bay Partnership

Mainly Fylde and Barrow up to Silloth. Can be seen on local Middleton Sands and Bolton le Sands. Check calendar for organised events, usually something on most days. They do a lot on Twitter and Facebook to promote a wide range of things which impact on the Beach and Marine Environment. They usually have a stall at local events in Morecambe and Heysham with lots of information leaflets. @lovemyBeachMBP AND @LoveMyBeach_NW 

The board mentioned further in the blog for #2minuteBeachClean was supplied by them

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Link to website of Love My Beach Morecambe Bay Partnership

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Beach Clean events in April Middleton Towers 7th, Morecambe Lodge 21st and Milnthorpe 28th

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Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society

There is a big calendar of events. The local group @MCSLancs do Beach Cleans and also have a calendar of meetings. The last beach cleans were Dec 2017  and March 2018 at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. The ones in the next few months locally are Formby and Whitehaven but keep an eye on the local Facebook in case of others 

Beach cleans

Beachwatch is our national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme – helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline.

Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s also dangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries. We all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter. Join an event or organise your own and be part of the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK!

More than ‘just’ a beach clean

Marine Conservation Society Events

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Two Minute Beach Clean Organisation

@2minBeachClean

2 Minute Beach Clean

Big on Twitter and Instagram. Post picks of what you find. There is an App to log your finds for research

There is a Beach Clean Board provided by Love My Beach, Morecambe Bay which is put our by the Clock Tower Cafe when it is open. Can you recycle your supermarket bags by putting them in the aparture on the board so that they can be re-used for litter pick ups. A couple of litter picking sticks are available on the board.

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This is a screen shot of App to log your finds for research

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Always Check the Tide Times – there is a great free App MY TIDE TIMES

Usually finish 1 hour before a high tide or Start 1 hour afterwards in Morecambe and Heysham but it the tide is over 8 Metres then there may be little shoreline available.IMG_5286

 

Volunteer

You can volunteer and tidy up any part of any beach yourself. There are many volunteers who tidy areas of Beaches from Bolton le Sands to Middleton Beach on a regular basis including the Trumacar Tigers from Trumacar Primary.

Dog walkers have been seen tidying up plastic and they are in a good situation to pick up the plastic while walking the Dog.

The Morecambe abd Heysham Pebble Art group help out when placing pebbles for people to find – or picking up the odd pebble

Dogs are banned from Morecambe’s North and South beaches between 1 May and 30 September each year. From the beach with the Boats North of the Town Hall to the Battery Car Park at the West End

Lancaster City Council

They are responsible for the beaches and do respond quickly if there is anything that needs removing urgently by phoning the main switchboard.

The department who looks after the Beaches is called ‘Public Realm’  & I have heard on the grapevine that they may let people have a litter picking stick and council bags if they request them.

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The beaches are cleaned by council staff but I don’t know with what frequency they go around with the litter picking sticks, Have seen them in the summer before and after events such as the Carnival and Kite Festival and in fact there are a lot of volunteers who help to the point where if you go near the Midland the day after an event then you would be astonished to find that there had been thousands of people there only 24 hours ago.

Finally, the Council has a beach tractor with an attachment for picking up litter and it is deployed on a regular basis on the sandy area. Amie, the driver, does a comprehensive clean on the beaches from Thornton Road where the boats are to the West End.

Interesting Doggy Doo Doo map from BBC via Keep Britain Tidy & details of Dog Warden Service

An issue everywhere with the Toxocara Virus related to Dog Faeces

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Link to Lancaster City Council page for Dog Fouling Dog Warden Service

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WAYNE and KODA – a National litter picking inspiration.

Who? You might ask. Wayne and his dog Koda are travelling 6000 miles around the Coast of Britain and picking up litter as they o along. They rely on donations and the kindess of strangers for accommodation.

@WayneKoda on Twitter and also on Facebook

Wayne is an inspiration to everyone who has picked up some plastic crisp packets or discarded water bottles etc., on the beaches of the UK

Wayne is from the North West

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Plastic Free Shopping in Lancashire

I did a search on Google for the following, Farm Shops, Bakeries, Organic, Greengrocers, Vegan Vegetarian Restaurants, Delicatessens.

So without visiting them it is difficult to say as to what extent they are Plastic Free. However, I did a blog of the same for Lancaster and Morecambe and if you take some bags and containers with you then you may have some luck.

I will add places as I am informed – and also any suppliers of Milk in Glass Bottles to the doorstep (which was a popular item in the Lancaster and Morecambe Blog) as sales of milk in the glass bottles are soaring in the UK.

The main dairy with glass milk bottles in Lancaster, Morecmbe Carnforth and Pilling is @StephensonsFD  I heard they supply shops with glass milk bottles Stephensons Dairy Website

Farm Shops Lancashire

farm shops

COUNTRYSTYLE MEATS
4.5  (21) · Farm Shop
Lancaster Leisure Park
Lancaster
01524 841111
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
Greenlands Farm Village
4.1  (58) · Farm Shop
An artisan village in an open farm including a produce shop, craft outlets and a garden centre.
Carnforth
01524 784184
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
Honeywell’s
4.8  (92) · Farm Shop
Preston
01772 690271
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
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Coffee and dessert
Owd Barn Country Store & Tearoom, The Old Stable Vintage Tea Rooms, and 18 more
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Best coffee
Fir Tree Farm Shop & Cafe, Rivington Village Green Tea Room, and 18 more
Littletown Farmshop
4.5  (37) · Farm Shop
Preston
01772 786198
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Huntleys
4.1  (274) · Farm Shop
A food hall selling farm-sourced produce, restaurant and outlets for antiques, art and fashion.
Samlesbury
01772 872820
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
Roaming Roosters
4.0  (66) · Farm Shop
Farm shop and bistro for grass-fed and free-range meats, with a coffee room and education centre.
Burnley
01282 612828
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Taylors Farm Shop
4.8  (190) · Farm Shop
Lathom
01704 895687
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
The Farm Burscough
4.5  (58) · Farm Shop
Quaint rooms in a former 1700s barn with a tea room and a play area, plus free Wi-Fi and breakfast.
Ormskirk
01704 894889
Bashall Barn Ltd
4.4  (87) · Farm Shop
Farm-based complex serving its own produce in an ice-cream parlour, cafe, restaurant and shop.
Clitheroe
01200 428964
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Bradshaws Farm Shop
4.7  (51) · Farm Shop
Preston
01995 603737
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
The Home Farm Shop
5.0  (2) · Farm Shop
Ormskirk
01257 462624
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
Smithy Farm Shop
4.1  (17) · Farm Shop
Preston
01253 836711
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
Spout House Farm Shop
4.7  (17) · Farm Shop
Chorley
01254 830352
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Fri
Gazegill Organic Farm
4.8  (34) · Farm Shop
Clitheroe
01200 445519
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Owd Barn Country Store & Tearoom
4.4  (33) · Tea room
Ormskirk
01704 823435
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
Falshaw’s Farm Shop
4.5  (60) · Farm Shop
Bury
0161 764 9312
Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu
Butchers Block -At the Farm
5.0  (2) · Farm Shop
Chorley
01257 233408
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Ireby Green Farm Cafe & Farm Shop
4.5  (59) · Cafe
Carnforth
015242 41203
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu
Light Ash Farm Shop And Cafe
4.7  (53) · Cafe
Preston
01995 640068
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
Holland House farm shop
4.6  (7) · Farm Shop
Preston
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Bakeries Lancahire

bakeries

Filbert’s Bakery
5.0  (22) · Bakery
Lancaster
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
Sandersons Bakery
4.0  (6) · Bakery
Blackburn
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Morris Quality Bakers
4.8  (11) · Bakery
Coppull
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
TRU Seasons The Lancashire Bread House
5.0  (7) · Bakery
Ormskirk
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu
Artisan Foodworks
No reviews · Bakery
Ormskirk
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu
Finch Bakery
4.8  (29) · Bakery
Blackburn
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery Ltd
4.0  (1) · £ · Bakery
Bakery chain selling savouries, celebration cakes and breads, plus soups and sandwiches.
Preston
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Lancashire Harvest Bakery
No reviews · Bakery
Manchester
Bowen Pies
5.0  (5) · Pie Shop
Chorley
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu
Galloways (Bakers) Ltd
5.0  (2) · Bakery
Bakery offering cakes and savouries, plus cooked breakfasts and pies made with locally sourced meat.
Preston
Uppercrust Bakery & Wholesalers
5.0  (4) · Bakery
Chorley
Glover’s Bakery Ltd.
4.0  (8) · Bakery
Preston
Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM Thu
Watsons
5.0  (4) · Bakery
Lancaster
Bako North Western Ltd
2.2  (4) · Bakery Equipment
Preston
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu
Bowen pies
4.3  (7) · Pie Shop
Chorley
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Greggs Sugarbrook – Eurogarages
4.0  (4) · £ · Bakery
A chain bakery that prepares breads, savoury snacks, sandwiches and sweet treats.
Liverpool
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu
Greenwood’s Craftsman Bakers
3.8  (8) · Bakery
Bakers Choice
No reviews · Bakery
Wigan
Lathams Of Broughton
4.4  (84) · Bakery
Preston
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Halls Bakery
4.3  (12) · Bakery
Chorley
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu

Organic Organic foodorganic

Growing With Nature
5.0  (2) · Organic Farm
Preston
01253 790046
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Gazegill Organic Farm
4.8  (34) · Farm Shop
Clitheroe
01200 445519
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Gazegill Organics
No reviews · Farm Shop
Cross Hill Lane
01200 445519
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
ManicOrganic
4.6  (16) · Organic Shop
Ormskirk
01704 889606
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Forster Organic Meats
No reviews · Butchers
Wigan
01942 831058
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
Lyncroft Farm Ltd
5.0  (1) · Farm
Ormskirk
01695 421712
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Forster’s Farm Shop
5.0  (4) · Butchers
Saint Helens
01942 831058
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
Preston Health Foods
No reviews · Health food shop
Preston
01772 257617
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Jan de Vries – Chorley Healthfoods
5.0  (4) · Health food shop
Chorley
01257 276146
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:15AM Thu
Single Step Co-op Ltd
4.8  (13) · Health food shop
Lancaster
01524 63021
Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu
Emma’s Dairy
No reviews · Dairy Farm
Clitheroe
01200 445519
Jan De Vries Therapy Centre
3.0  (1) · Massage Services
Preston
01772 257617
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
Leagram Organic Dairy
5.0  (1) · Cheese Manufacturer
Preston
01995 61532
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu
Garstang Natural Health & Beauty Centre
3.5  (2) · Health and Beauty
Nr Preston
01995 602833
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Aphrodite
5.0  (1) · Health food shop
Preston
01772 746555
Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu
The Health Food Shop Ltd
No reviews · Health food shop
Preston
01772 780562
Natures Aid
4.7  (7) · Vitamin & Supplements Shop
Preston
01772 686231
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Blackburn Market
3.8  (35) · Market
The Mall Blackburn
Blackburn
01254 669258
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
Simply Natural
5.0  (1) · Health food shop
Preston
01772 671489
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Nelson Nutrition
4.2  (5) · Health food shop
Nelson
01282 618066

Greengrocer – gooogls has added wholesalers Greengrocers

greengrocers

George Speight and Sons
4.0  (1) · Produce Wholesaler
Lancaster
01524 64245
ALDI Morecambe
4.4  (161) · £ · Supermarket
Retail chain selling a range of grocery items, including produce, meat & dairy, at discount prices.

Central Retail Park

Morecambe
0800 042 0800
Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
Greenbank Farm
5.0  (2) · Pick Your Own Farm Produce
Carnforth
01524 733296
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
M&S Lancaster M6 North Moto Simply Food
4.4  (5) · ££ · Gourmet Grocery Shop
Lancaster
01524 791775
Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
Ribble Farm Fare Ltd
4.8  (18) · Greengrocer
Preston
01772 782693
Open 24 hours
The Vine Kirkham Ltd
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Preston
01772 684101
Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM Thu
Strongs Fruit & Veg
4.5  (6) · Greengrocer
Lytham Saint Annes
01253 735088
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu
Fresh And Fruity
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Chorley
01257 272836
The Veg Shop
5.0  (6) · Greengrocer
Rossendale
01706 217883
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu
Jennings Greengrocers
No reviews · Greengrocer
Southport
01704 550355
Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu
Cartmells Greengrocers
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Burnley
01282 772996
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
The Fruit Shop
No reviews · Greengrocer
Skelmersdale
01695 733301
The Salad Bowl
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Blackpool
01253 352973
Take Your Pick
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Fleetwood
01253 770829
Your Choice
4.3  (16) · Greengrocer
Wigan
01942 620606
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
Fleetwood Produce Ltd
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Thornton-Cleveleys
01253 853975
Faisal Food Store
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Nelson
Fresh & Fruity
4.5  (2) · Greengrocer
Blackpool
01253 344355
Open ⋅ Closes 4:30AM Thu
The Little Veg Shop
5.0  (1) · Greengrocer
Poulton-le-Fylde
07805 179854
Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM Thu
Stanley’s
No reviews · Greengrocer
Southport
01704 568503

Vegan Vegetarian Premises. The search brings up places which may not be totally Vegetarian or Vegan. Always Check. Vegetarian Vegan

vegan

Whale Tail
4.7  (191) · Cafe
Vegetarian dishes from local, organic and fairtrade produce in a simple cafe with whitewashed walls.
Lancaster
Cosy · Casual · Vegetarian options
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
RK Dining Preston
4.4  (206) · Vegetarian
Preston
Breakfast · Casual · Vegetarian options
Closes soon ⋅ 8PM
Jim’s Vegetarian Restaurant
4.7  (13) · Vegetarian
Colne
Cosy · Casual · Vegetarian options
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
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Healthy eating
Lolo`s Vegan Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, Earth Cafe, and 18 more
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Veg-friendly for groups
V Rev Vegan Diner, Sanskruti Restaurant, and 18 more
+ 18
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Vegan restaurants
1847 – Manchester, Spicy Mint Restaurant, and 18 more
+ 18
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Veg-friendly spots
Jaipur’s Palace, The Kitchen, and 18 more
+ 18
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Vegetarian restaurants
The Coven, Greens Vegetarian Café, and 18 more
+ 18
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Cozy restaurants
Nutters restaurant, Fat Olive Restaurant, and 18 more
+ 18
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Romantic restaurants
Hearth of the Ram, The Fisherman’s Retreat, and 18 more
+ 18
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Best places to eat
Gallimore’s Fine Restaurant, eastZeast – Preston – Church Street, and 18 more
+ 18
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Best coffee
Fig + Sparrow, Teatime Collective, and 18 more
+ 18
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Best dinners with kids
Angelo’s, Turtle Bay, and 18 more
The Coven
4.7  (55) · Restaurant
Warm all-day bistro for vegetarian and vegan dishes, from locally sourced, often organic produce.
Wigan
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu
Veggie-Rae
4.6  (14) · Vegan
Bury
Cosy · Casual · Vegetarian options
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
V Rev Vegan Diner
4.2  (371) · Vegan
Vegan cafe serving burgers, shakes & other classics in small, retro digs with checkered floors.
Manchester
Cosy · Casual · Vegetarian options
Little Aladdin
4.4  (56) · Vegan
Manchester
Late-night food · Casual · Vegetarian options
Plant Vegan Cafe
5.0  (2) · Vegetarian Cafe and Deli
Liverpool
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu
The Vegi Hut
No reviews · Vegan
Manchester
Casual · Vegetarian options
Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu
Lolo`s Vegan Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
4.6  (73) · Restaurant
Bury
Late-night food · Breakfast · Great cocktails
Greens Vegetarian Café
4.6  (38) · Cafe
Casual meat-free venue in a handsome stone building, serving global dishes from late breakfast on.
Hebden Bridge
Late-night food · Cosy · Casual
Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu
The Fig Bistro
4.5  (13) · Restaurant
Southport
Outdoor seating · Cosy · Casual
Earth Cafe
4.5  (133) · Cafe
Basement cafe and juice bar in a Buddhist centre, with seasonal menu of ethical and organic produce.
Manchester
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu
Roots Café
4.4  (33) · Restaurant
Lancaster
Cosy · Casual · Good for kids
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu
Brizola Bar and Grill
4.7  (39) · Greek
Clitheroe
Late-night food · Cosy · Casual
Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu
Sanskruti Restaurant
4.4  (201) · Vegetarian
Modest Indian restaurant with bright, modern decor and a menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
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Late-night food · Cosy · Casual
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Plastic Free Life (8) A happy Teapot

Another day in my Plastic Free (Plastic Reduction – as it turns out) journey.

I bought 4 items while out shopping. All of them had some plastic. Was this a big ‘FAIL?’

Let me explain. I needed bread, milk and was thinking of buying loose tea so I needed some sort of sieve for the tea leaves. We all sleep-walked into the plastic teabags situation and loose tea is the way to go.

Firstly, before buying the loose tea, a visit to Morecambe Festival Market. There are a couple of the traditional stalls selling everything you might need for the kitchen. I found a circular gadget for the loose tea for £3.

Into Morrisons (free 3 hour parking) opposite the Market then, for bread. I looked at the vegetables as I passed by and they looked about 30% plastic free, but of course you then pull a plastic bag from a roll to weigh them. Morecambe market has a stall of locally sourced vegetables and will tip them into your bag without plastic so I will be going there in future.

I passed by the freshly made in-store Pizzas and noticed that although they were wrapped in plastic for obvious reasons – the bases were cardboard, not the polystyrene that you get with frozen ones.

On to the bread. There is a MASSIVE area of bread ovens and pastry related items at Morecambe Morrisons. Unfortunately there were no items in paper bags. All Plastic.

From a supermarket point of view it is protective, visibly shows the product and can be visibly checked for any flaws by the customer. I asked the bakery chap about paper bags and apparently the fresh baked produce can be bagged and labelled in a paper bag with a plastic window on request, so that’s good. He hadn’t heard of the ‘Plastic Free Aisle’ movement though.

If supermarkets did package pastry and bread items in paper then they could have an ‘example’ product in see-through plastic at the beginning of each shelf.

I felt a bit excited about the ‘loose tea’ situation as it was pressing my ‘childhood’ buttons and there it was ‘Red Label Loose Tea’ £1.50. No cards in the pack but the loose tea was plastic wrapped but possibly not too much compared with plastic teabags.

Then the milk, I can’t afford bottled milk but if I was working and – for instance – buying a Latte coffee every day I could say to myself that a couple of pints in a glass bottle is the same price as a Latter and justify it.

I bought a 4 pint plastic bottle of milk for £1.33 as the bottle promised 23p per bottle would go to the farmer. So this is more than I would normally pay but I felt guilty about the milk bottles.

I have done some investigation and as far as I know – the only independent baker in Morecambe and Heysham who sells fresh bread to the public is at Bare Village. It is £1 for a small loaf and is wrapped in paper. Let me know on @BoatPicsLancs if ou know of somewhere.

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So, there is is. At least my tea tastes good – and I’ve helped the farmers.

Plastic Free Life (1)

We are so addicted to plastic we just cannot think of not using plastic at all. What would we buy? Where would we go to buy it? Would it cost more to be plastic free?

Its the 7th of January 2018 and have done a #2MinuteBeachClean

Stupid #StormEleanor.

Most of what we use is collected by the council and is buried, so its not our fault, or is it?

Could plastic we use get into the sea?

Wet wipes are often flushed down the toilet along with cotton buds and we assume that the sewerage Works filter them out. If there was flooding, then perhaps they are flushed out of there or maybe there is some other reason why so many have been found on the beach this week and Morecambe is normally free from a lot of sea plastic.

There are areas where the tide leaves a pile of plastic and various organisations locally such as Marine Conservation Lancs, @MSCLancs, Lancaster City Council, Lots of volunteers, Morecambe Bay Partnership @lovemybeachmbp and a school at Trumacar in Heysham all have helped around the coast of Morecambe Bay.

Have just purchased some Plastic Free Cotton Buds from Body Care in the Arndale Centre in Morecambe. They are Johnson’s but 100% cotton and 100% paper sticks. After 6 months of volunteering to tidy Morecambe Beaches the penny is beginning to drop.

How do you and I go plastic free?  I’m going to have a go…..

I started a publication on Twitter called Plastic Pollution Daily using Paper Li. On Twitter Twitter link of Chris Coates   This collects relevant articles about Plastic Pollution and puts them into an online newspaper.

Plastic Pollution Articles

Some of the articles caught my eye over the last few days.

a) The plastics industry knew 50 years ago that there would be environmental problems

b) A plastic supermarket bag can be broken down by marine organisms into 1.75 million pieces. Te minute sea life such as shrimps etc do not know the difference between plastic and food. If they can’t excrete the plastic maybe they will feel full and not feed – this has been shown to happen with birds.

c) Wet wipes are predicted to take 500 years to break down completely.

Anyhow, I did a search on Google and found an article of ‘100 ways to be Plastic Free’ so I am having a look at that. My immediate thoughts were 1 Bin Bags 2 Bleach 3 Shampoo and stuff.

100 ways to be plastic free

A crisis in the UK is developing as China previously took 25% of UK plastic waste – but no more.

China blocks imports of UK plastic waste

So I will be visiting the local supermarkets and Morecambe Festival Market to check out what they have to offer.

Finally, I put 2 fleeces in the wash after the Beach Clean and added 700,000 microfibres into the environment as Fleeces are made from plastic – wasn’t it supposed to be good to use fleeces?

Microfibre article from Guardian

Morecambe & Heysham Beach Care

Morecambe & Heysham Beach Care

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Fantastic people  keep Morecambe & Heysham Beaches tidy and #2MinuteBeachClean has arrived. The board may be out when the Clock Tower Cafe is open.

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If you are interested in the environment and want to help – then first of all – watch this 2 minute video.

If you intend to do more than pick up a few items while out walking the dog etc., then its a good idea to have a couple of plastic bags inside a long-life supermarket bag so the the litter does not blow away, also take gloves. One of the bags is for plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans.

There are four sets of recycling bins along Morecambe Promenade for plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans. 1) Lifeboat Station 2) Cenotaph 3) Near Regent Road in the West End and near the Beach Cafe at the Battery. If you pick up cans or plastic is is up to you whether you use a normal council bin or pop them into your own recycle bins. There are plenty of bins for other items.

The Lancaster City Council do regular Beach cleans with Amie on her tractor from The West End Car Park at the Battery to almost the Bay Strathmore – a distance of 2 miles, but this depends on the tides and also they cannot do all the edges or beaches where there are no ramps directly onto the sand. The Lancaster City Council do have people occasionally tidying the beach before and after events on the Promenade such as the Morecambe Carnival.

All beaches need to be tided between tractor cleans, and where the tractor does not go. There are individual people who tidy up the range of beaches, council workers, groups such as the Trumacar Tigers and some organised groups such as Love My Beach of the Morecambe Bay Partnership who did a beach clean at Middleton recently.  The Marine Conservation Society did an organised beach clean of Half Moon Bay at the beginning of December 2017,   Families  involved in #PebbleArt have mentioned that they are helping by picking up litter.

I have noticed a lot of dog walkers taking the opportunity to pick up litter. I also talked to someone from a local Facebook group recently – she and her husband were picking up litter and recycling. There was a big effort recently by volunteers after the Morecambe Carnival.

Local volunteers help on an occasional basis. Douggie tidies up round Bare Village. Chris tidies from the Strathmore to West End and sometimes Half Moon Bay and Bay Cottage Beaches and another person helps Chris occasionally. Dawn tidies up Middleton beach regularly. The Pattinsons tidy up around Half Moon Bay and the Heysham Headland. There is a chap who cleans Sandylands beach

The Main Beaches are:-

Half Moon Bay and a couple of coves towards St Patricks Chapel

 

 

Heysham North and the other side of the newly renovated Bay Cottage Playground

 

 

Sandylands beach where the old paddllng area is now visible

 

 

Kite Surfers area down the ramp from the Battery car park. Only a tiny area but important as any cans or glass etc could harm the Kite and Wind Surfers.

 

 

The West End beach from the Beach Cafe up to and including the little bay near to the swimmers statue opposite the Alhambra.

 

 

The Sandy and Pebble beach from the Midland Hotel and including the lovely Beach Plant area

 

 

Morecambe North Beach ‘Eric Morecambe’ to the Clock Tower

 

 

Morecambe North Beach Clock Tower to the Jetty near the blue boat ‘Hopeful’

 

 

Blue Boat ‘Hopeful’ to Pirates on the Prom Playground.

 

 

The Boat Bay beach and along the pebbles to Broadway.

 

 

Many of the beaches have rocky areas, do not climb onto rocks which can be slippery. Also keep on the sand and do not go on any muddy areas. Someone was stuck in mud near the boats last year, only a few feet from the sand.

If you are tidying Half Moon Bay Beach there is the occasional metal object which could be a WW2 munition item. I haven’t heard of anything for a few years but there is a warning notice. Phone Lancaster City Council switchboard if there is anything to report. It does work – I reported a large dead bird and a drum of diesel recently (not the same day) and they were promptly sorted out.

There are possibly important areas I have missed but whether you adopt an area, or work through the list, then anything helps. I did a beach clean at the Half Moon Bay beach recently and could only fill half an Asda bag of tidal and other litter so we are not talking about bin bag sized litter problems.

NOTE – the beach clean board at the Clock Tower Café depends on people popping some supermarket bags into the groove on the board for people to have a go – have seen a lot of kids picking up litter with the grabber and filling bags.

Lets not dwell on the causes of tidal or other litter – it is what it is. Picking it up is not for everyone.

Environmental Links and groups,  if you want to see what they are up to………..

Morecambe Area

Love my Beach Morecambe Bay Partnership Morecambe Bay Partnership  Tidy up Bolton le Sands, Middleton Beach and others from Fleetwood to Barrow in Furness

Marine Conservation Society @MCSLancs

#2MinuteBeachClean Facebook of 2 Minute Beach Clean

#2MinuteBeachClean also on Twitter @2MinuteBeachClean and Instagram

Local in the Fleetwood to Lytham area 

Rossall Beach Buddies Faceboook Rossall Beach Buddies

Cleveleys Beach Care Facebook of Cleveleys Beach Care

Fylde Beach Care Facebook of Fylde BeachCare

Other

Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda  Amazing chap from Fleetwood who is walking 7000 miles around the coast of Britain picking up litter for charity Facebook for Wayne Dixon and Koda

KeepBritainTidy Facebook for Keep Britain Tidy

Wildlife Trusts Facebook for Lancashire Wildlife Trust – responsible for Heysham Nature Reserve etc

Any beach tidying shows people and visitors that we are proud of where we live and that we will take steps to help everyone enjoy the scenery we all love. When people take photos we see on social media they will not include tin cans in the picture.

I personally feel that the beaches define Morecambe in the same way that Williamson Park is important to Lancaster

If you have picked up anything on a Morecambe and Heysham Beach then you already care.