The final Beach Clean of 2017 will be taking place on the morning of Saturday 16 September, with a start time of 11am in the Bluebird Cafe car park (east end). This one will be in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Beachwatch weekend, where we will be measuring some of the litter collected and feeding the figures back to them as part of the national survey. Pickers, bags, gloves and high-vis jackets will all be provided – just bring yourselves – and all are welcome.
Later in the following week, we will again be working in conjunction with WSCC and Ferring Parish Council to improve the surfaces of the 3 footpaths leading to the Ferring Rife at Ferringham Way, Clover Lane and Brook Lane. This will take place on the morning of Thursday 21 September with a start time at the Rife end of Clover Lane of 9.15am.
Around 14 volunteers from WSCC will be coming and it will be great to have a similar number from the Group to help. We will be spreading amounts of MOT hardcore material on the paths (kindly paid for by the Parish Council) – this is quite hard physical work, but it will be enjoyable working as part of the team, and any help (even for an hour or so) will be greatly appreciated. WSCC will be bringing wheelbarrows and shovels with them, but it may be useful to bring your own shovel and gloves if you have them. They will also be bring their own tools to cut back any overhanging vegetation, and they usually bring tea/ coffee making kit and biscuits. Hopefully, we’ll see some of you there.