We want you to enjoy your walk and hope that you gain a sense of achievement, but please read the following points carefully:
- Check the tide time and height of the tide as this may affect your walk. You can do that here.
- If possible use a litter picker (available from the RSPB office) and gloves.
- Pick up only plastic, rope or other light items.
- Never touch any glass, metal, or manufactured wood (which may contain rusty nails) as sharp objects may cause injury.
- Beware of stepping on nails in wood while walking on the beach.
- If you are not sure what a metal object is, report its approximate whereabouts to the RSPB office.
- Only carry what you comfortably can in the bags from Armstrong Waste Management Ltd – available from the RSPB office.
- Please tie the bags and leave them at the litter pick up point. If it is windy, please place a stone on top of the bag, or jam your bag to prevent it from decanting what you have picked up.
- Always wash your hands after any beach clean and before you eat anything.
Thank you for helping keep our beach clean.
Please remember that this activity is undertaken entirely at your own risk. This is a voluntary activity and you will not be part of an organised team. Givember, Armstrong Waste Ltd and all landowners (providing access to and from the shore, as well as the beach itself) cannot be held responsible for any accidents which may occur as a result of participating in a beach clean.
The People’s Project have teamed up with Devorgilla Rotary club to provide a free fireworks show on the Whitesands in Dumfries on the 8th of November at 6pm as part of Givember.
Although the event is free, donations will be gratefully received for Cash for Kids and other local charities.
The People’s Project are presently consulting with Armstrong Waste Management Ltd to have a number of pick up points for rubbish cleaned off local beaches throughout November in Dumfries and Galloway.
The idea is for local people to get out and about and take part in a beach clean – getting some fresh air and exercise and looking after the environment by removing detritus from the beach. However, rather than leaving the piles lying at the high water mark for the next winter storm to take it back out to sea, there will be drop off points at Powfoot (Queensberry Bay Park) bags are available from the shop, Southerness, Mersehead, Sandyhills, and The Doon, with others in the west of the region still to be confirmed.
The drop off points will be conveniently located for the refuse lorries from Armstrongs, so the piles cannot be left on the beach, – and that will require a little bit of extra effort! The work doesn’t have to be completed in one day, you can come back again and again throughout November and take one bag at a time to the drop off point. It is important that the rubbish picked from the beach is either bagged or tied together with rope found on the beach to prevent the litter from blowing about at the drop off point and to make it easier and quicker for the refuse men to do their job.