Morecambe and Heysham Beach Clean
There is a small anonymous group of people – Morecambe Beach Buddies who clean the beach on a regular basis. They started in 2015 and clean beaches from the Morecambe Town Hall to Half Moon Bay at random times.
If people want to get involved in tidying the beaches then there is always plenty to do with 2 tides a day.
This blog is intended to raise awareness of organizations and activities which people can get involved in to improve the environment of the Morecambe Bay SSSI.
Coronavirus update June 2020. Only a few beach cleans this year, some in Jan and Feb but did a ‘Beach Margin Clean’ along the rocks/beach armour, and a South Beach Clean in the last month. The first time the family Morecambe Beach Buddies were out was today though – 14th June – on the South Beach. Thanks to Will, Amie and Mark at Lancaster City Council for their continued help and support. Also the always helpful team of public realm at Lancaster City Council – who see us on the beach and take the full bags away and offer further bags if needed.
If any groups in the Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth to Silverdale area covered by Lancaster City Council wish to borrow equipment for a cleanup on Beaches, Parks or Cycle Paths etc then click on the link for details
Now 200 councils join Great British Spring Clean battle
About further around Morecambe Bay near Grange over Sands – but someone might be interested
Great idea for groups in the Park or Beach. Maybe not the cycle paths😬
Update on Wayne Dixon and Koda. Our very own Lancashire Litter Hero and he is going round the coast litter picking. Is in Essex at the moment. Jan 2020
Anyone can make a difference – Elizabeth (9) from Wirral
If you are a Dog Owner you can take part in ‘Paws on Plastic’
14000 dog owners and counting ….
On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @pawsonplastic
Hannah from @LoveMyBeachMBP
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
@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
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
Morecambe Town Council (part of @LancasterCC) arrange occasional Beach Cleans. Facebook for Morecambe Council
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
@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
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
A couple of local Schools have been active on the beaches @Morecambe_ST and @TrumacarPrimary.
Active Lancashire charity have done Beach and Promenade Cleans @ActiveLancs
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.
Team Pluto of @NCS @Inspiraforlife have done beach cleans on Morecambe South Beach.
@SASCampaigns do a National Beach Clean occasionally.
@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.
@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.
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
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
Will add to the blog if there is further information @ChrisJCoates