Beach cleans planned for Yorkshire coast - here is where and when and how you can take part

Let’s show how much we have missed our beaches by giving them a little love when we return this year – with a clean.

By Sue Wilkinson
Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:31 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:34 am
View across Scarborough's South Bay
View across Scarborough's South Bay

Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II TV series, awareness of the horrors of plastic polluting our seas has never been higher and many people are keen to do their bit to help tackle the problem and protect marine wildlife. We can all play our part by looking after the places that we visit and cleaning up after ourselves but there are also countryside and beach litter picking initiatives that need the help of volunteers.

A beach clean project is being run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust across beaches along the Yorkshire coast this year called Waves of Waste.

With the help of volunteers, during each beach clean co-ordinators record litter collected, feed it into a national database collected by the Marine Conservation Society and locally analyse the information to determine trends occurring.

The following Waves of Waste beach cleans are scheduled to take place but may be cancelled or postponed because of Covid restrictions. Please follow Covid government guidelines and check Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s website in advance to find out if the events will be going ahead:

Flamborough, Sunday May 2 1:00pm - 3pm

Scarborough, Thursday May 6 6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Bridlington, Saturday May 15 10:30am - 12:30pm

Filey South, Sunday May 16 noon - 2:00pm

Scarborough, Saturday May 22 10am - noon

Scarborough, Thursday June 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Bridlington, Saturday June 12 10:30am - 12:30pm

Scarborough, Saturday June 26 noon - 2:00pm

Filey South, Sunday June 27 noon - 2pm