Strandliners news: cleaner rivers


Strandliners CIC, as reported before, is a project run by Andy Dinsdale and volunteers to create awareness of the terrible throw-away plastic waste which is found everywhere, but especially in rivers and the sea. The latter is of course a disaster for fish and other sea life. Andy says that while there are other organisations which may well be working towards the same goals, he feels there are different ways and methods to achieve them.

The volunteers are valuable as they help at events, with planning, preparations, uploading data, social media and admin for the project and events. Andy admits that if it were not for the team with him, Strandliners would not be where it is now. He would like anyone interested, to join “his family”. Usually at events there will be a stall where people can get more information of how they might like to help. Activities include running beach and river clean-ups and surveys, which are usually advertised in the monthly news sheets. There is also a monthly video chat to have questions answered or you can email Andy at

Nurdles, fish should not have to eat

Though Andy did not want to advertise this, it’s important to mention the fact that for the work he has done with the volunteers, he was chosen by the Royal Voluntary Service for their Platinum Champions Award.

For more information about future events, such as the Pett Flower Show and Fayre at Pett village hall on July 30 where there will be a stall for Strandliners, or the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Day on August 28, please go to or use the email address above.

Image Credits: Strandliners .

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