Report on the Great Angus Beach Clean 2020

Great Angus Beach Clean Sept 2020

The Great Angus Beach Clean is the largest event of its type  to take place in Angus. The 3 day event takes place twice a year in Spring and September and provides a unique opportunity for everybody to get involved. It is incredibly disappointing that we will not be able to hold the  April 2020 clean due to the Carona Virus outbreak but we hope the event scheduled to take place from 18th to 20th September will go ahead.

Thanks to grant funding from LEADER, the European rural development programme, East Haven Together have purchased a Utility Vehicle capable of transporting marine litter from the beach. During the 3 day event, people of all ages and all abilities are encouraged to take a walk along the coast  and pick up litter in the knowledge that they won’t have to carry it far. It will be collected from just above the high tide mark by the beach UTV at the times identified above. The public are asked to collect litter and position it carefully in black bin liners which can be tied to ensure that litter is not accessible to seagulls and is not blown away. Stacked in a visible location just above the high tide mark will enable collection from the entire coast line. Aerial photographs taken by pilots in the Scrapbook project show marine litter caught in remote places along the Angus coast. Why not consider taking part and do your bit to turn the plastic tide.  

Great Angus Beach Clean

The Great Angus Beach Clean is the largest event of its type  to take place in Angus. The 3 day event takes place twice a year in Spring and September and provides a unique opportunity for everybody to get involved. It is incredibly disappointing that we will not be able to hold the  April 2020 clean due to the Carona Virus outbreak but we hope the event scheduled to take place from 18th to 20th September will go ahead.

Thanks to grant funding from LEADER, the European rural development programme, East Haven Together have purchased a Utility Vehicle capable of transporting marine litter from the beach. During the 3 day event, people of all ages and all abilities are encouraged to take a walk along the coast  and pick up litter in the knowledge that they won’t have to carry it far. It will be collected from just above the high tide mark by the beach UTV at the times identified above. The public are asked to collect litter and position it carefully in black bin liners which can be tied to ensure that litter is not accessible to seagulls and is not blown away. Stacked in a visible location just above the high tide mark will enable collection from the entire coast line. Aerial photographs taken by pilots in the Scrapbook project show marine litter caught in remote places along the Angus coast. Why not consider taking part and do your bit to turn the plastic tide.  

Report on Second Great Angus Beach Clean

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Young People and LItter

“The Arbroath Oot N’ Aboot group are part of the Arbroath Healthy Living Initiative and supported by Angus Council Communities team. They have taken part in eight litter picks in Arbroath this year and collected over 100 bags of rubbish. Litter picks have included the areas around the Timmergreen shops, Mayfield shops (twice), Strathairlie Avenue, the Beach and West Links (twice), Hospitalfield Road woods (twice), and Peasiehill industrial estate.                                                         Making a difference 😍

Arbroath Healthy Living Initative

Live in Montrose? Care about the marine environment? Why not consider joining the MoBay group and help to keep the fantastic Montrose beach  area clean and free from litter. Find more about the activities of MoBay on their Facebook page. 

Montrose Bay Group

Kirriemuir is the Gateway to the Glens and home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Angus. 'Keep Kirrie Clean' aim to do just what they say and volunteers meet regulalry to ensure the area remains a great place to live and visit. Why not join them on one of their regualr clean up events. Visit their Facebook page; Keep Kirrie Clean.

 

 

Keep Kirrie Clean

Kirriemuir is the Gateway to the Glens and home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Angus. 'Keep Kirrie Clean' aim to do just what they say and volunteers meet regulalry to ensure the area remains a great place to live and visit. Why not join them on one of their regualr clean up events. Visit their Facebook page; Keep Kirrie Clean.

 

 

Monifieth

Like name, like nature, Monifieth Eco Force are a force to be reckoned with and go out in all weathers and in all terrains to clean up and create a clean, green environment. Monifieth Eco Force also participate in the Beautiful Scotland competition and are therefore involved in year round activities to involve the community and make environmental improvements. Anybody wishing to get involved with Monifieth Eco Force can contact Alex Graham directly, or the Community Council or message us via angusisace@gmail.com

  • Monifieth Eco Force

  • Winter 2018

Keptie Friends Arbroath

Wendy Coutts in Brechin is one of a key group of around five volunteers who have taken action locally against litter and fly-tipping.  A Facebook page called ‘brechin rant on’ highlighted  that many locals were unhappy about the impact of litter and rather than moan, Wendy and the group decided to do something about it. 

The main focus of activity has been the exit roads from the town. The group ensure that fly tipping is reported to the Council and encourage land owners to act responsibly when rubbish is dumped, offering help where they can. The group have developed a good working relationship with Angus Council Waste Management team and liaise closely regarding littering of all types.

Along with other community groups, volunteers tend to give each exit road one clean per year, generally in January or February when the grass has died back. These picks are generally attended by between 5 and 10 volunteers who lift around 200 bags of litter from the roadsides. On average they undertake seven full clean up events over the winter with some individuals out collecting litter every day.

Wendy commented that, “despite this being a grotty job we are always cheery and it's great to get out in the fresh air, do our bit for the community and meet new folk. Driving into Brechin and seeing the roadsides free of litter gives me a great sense of satisfaction and  makes all the effort worthwhile.  Litter picking and being out meeting people is a great way of keeping connected to your community”. 

If this is something Brechin folk want to get more involved with then please contact Wendycoutts@rocketmail.com 

 

East Haven Together

Wendy Coutts in Brechin is one of a key group of around five volunteers who have taken action locally against litter and fly-tipping.  A Facebook page called ‘brechin rant on’ highlighted  that many locals were unhappy about the impact of litter and rather than moan, Wendy and the group decided to do something about it. 

The main focus of activity has been the exit roads from the town. The group ensure that fly tipping is reported to the Council and encourage land owners to act responsibly when rubbish is dumped, offering help where they can. The group have developed a good working relationship with Angus Council Waste Management team and liaise closely regarding littering of all types.

Along with other community groups, volunteers tend to give each exit road one clean per year, generally in January or February when the grass has died back. These picks are generally attended by between 5 and 10 volunteers who lift around 200 bags of litter from the roadsides. On average they undertake seven full clean up events over the winter with some individuals out collecting litter every day.

Wendy commented that, “despite this being a grotty job we are always cheery and it's great to get out in the fresh air, do our bit for the community and meet new folk. Driving into Brechin and seeing the roadsides free of litter gives me a great sense of satisfaction and  makes all the effort worthwhile.  Litter picking and being out meeting people is a great way of keeping connected to your community”. 

If this is something Brechin folk want to get more involved with then please contact Wendycoutts@rocketmail.com 

 

Brechin

Wendy Coutts in Brechin is one of a key group of around five volunteers who have taken action locally against litter and fly-tipping.  A Facebook page called ‘brechin rant on’ highlighted  that many locals were unhappy about the impact of litter and rather than moan, Wendy and the group decided to do something about it. 

The main focus of activity has been the exit roads from the town. The group ensure that fly tipping is reported to the Council and encourage land owners to act responsibly when rubbish is dumped, offering help where they can. The group have developed a good working relationship with Angus Council Waste Management team and liaise closely regarding littering of all types.

Along with other community groups, volunteers tend to give each exit road one clean per year, generally in January or February when the grass has died back. These picks are generally attended by between 5 and 10 volunteers who lift around 200 bags of litter from the roadsides. On average they undertake seven full clean up events over the winter with some individuals out collecting litter every day.

Wendy commented that, “despite this being a grotty job we are always cheery and it's great to get out in the fresh air, do our bit for the community and meet new folk. Driving into Brechin and seeing the roadsides free of litter gives me a great sense of satisfaction and  makes all the effort worthwhile.  Litter picking and being out meeting people is a great way of keeping connected to your community”. 

If this is something Brechin folk want to get more involved with then please contact Wendycoutts@rocketmail.com