BEACH CLEAN 2022 – THE RESULT

BEACH CLEAN 2022 – THE RESULT

Well that’s it over for another year and what a year it was! Despite the ongoing effects of the pandemic, 305 environmentally conscious folk turned out on a glorious spring day to tackle 20 beaches between Girvan in the south and Portencross in the north, thus helping to brush-up our spectacular coastline. These commendable individuals collected a total of almost 500 bags of rubbish along with sundry larger items which had been washed-up or abandoned. In tandem with the clean-up itself, Ayr Rotary Club and Ayrshire Coastal Path staged a public display on the esplanade at Seafield where numerous amusing and interesting encounters took place. All in all, a fun day out for everyone enjoying the welcome return of warm sunny weather after another testing winter. Ayr, Alloway, and Prestwick Rotary clubs along with Ayrshire Coastal Path all helped organise the big event with enthusiastic and essential assistance from the two councils, South Ayrshire and North Ayrshire. Thanks are due to many, including various community groups, charitable organisations, youth groups, holiday park owners, farmers, landowners and dozens of individual volunteers. All helped to make a big difference so WELL DONE TO EVERYONE involved – your time was well spent. Check out all the organisations’ Facebook pages for more details and photographs.   Seafield pep talk_1000 Seafield gathering_1000 PR activity_1000 Fisherton Bay Croy 3 Portencross team charlie and tyre_1000 Round Britain...
2022 Rotary & Ayrshire Coastal Path Beach Clean

2022 Rotary & Ayrshire Coastal Path Beach Clean

Saturday 26 March The annual Big Beach Clean is now a joint venture between Rotary and Ayrshire Coastal Path. The Rotary clubs of Ayr, Prestwick and Alloway, together with the help of South and North Ayrshire Councils and numerous community groups, hope to be able to cover more than a dozen beaches in this year’s 14th Annual Beach Clean along the Ayrshire Coastline.This is a family and friends day taking place on the morning of Saturday 26 March. Please put it in your diary now and help spruce up our beaches for the holiday months ahead. It is an opportunity to ensure that the Ayrshire coastline is at its sparkling best for locals and visitors alike.  Anyone can be involved – locally in Ayr, Prestwick or Girvan, or on the further-removed beaches where most debris tends to have accumulated as a result of the winter storms.Keep following social media and watching the press for further details or contact Ron Ireland –...

First of Blue Bins Planted – 25 April

The initial roll-out of the blue bins took place this week at Balkenna and Turnberry. These are being installed at strategic points on the path to encourage walkers to remove plastic litter from the beaches for recycling. ACP Path Wardens will be resposible for the occassional removal of filled bags. Please note: PLASTIC WASTE ONLY. Thanks to Neil Henderson of GSK for kindly supplying the bins. Today also saw completion of the clean up of the Dowhill and Dipple beaches. Many people contributed to this but thanks are due mainly to Chris and Di who were ever uncomplainingly present. These beaches are currently spotless. Let’s hope they stay that way! Some of the Team Turnberry Steps In Store Perfect…………… ……………..Bliss...
13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean Success

13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean Success

What a magnificent turnout and performance at the recent Big Rotary Beach Clean, coordinated by Ayr Rotary Club with support from the other clubs of Troon, Prestwick, Alloway and Girvan. This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at South Harbour, Ayr and at Curragh, north of Girvan, in addition to those at Troon, Prestwick, Newton, Seafield, Doonfoot, Greenan, Craig Tara, Bracken Bay, Dunure, North Croy, Dowhill, Dipple, Girvan and Ballantrae. More than 15 miles of coastline were tackled by over 300 willing and cheerful volunteers who collected the equivalent of 625 large bags of rubbish and other debris. The mile-long beach at Curragh generated the largest collection because this had not been cleaned previously. However, the good news is that all other beaches showed a reduction from previous years which suggests that the annual beach clean is making a big impression and a progressively improving situation. Although it was not practical this year to separate plastic litter from other types of marine detritus the proportion of plastic is very high and was last year estimated at 93%. Next year it is hoped that an attempt can be made to segregate the main waste material types as they are collected, which should allow more effective recycling. Although there is, year-on-year, less large material as the annual clean ups improve the general situation, a dozen or so drums of used engine sump oil dumped at sea were removed. A sizeable number of these drums have been recovered over the past thirteen years, all between Girvan and Heads of Ayr, and these, unfortunately, may be...

Beach Clean Information

Sat 30 March 2019 is the Big Annual Beach Clean, organised by the Rotary Club of Ayr in association with other Ayrshire Rotary clubs. This event has grown year by year and now makes a substantial difference to the quality of our local beaches. Please come along and help – everyome welcome. Download a full list of beaches: List of Beaches, Meeting Instructions and contact phone numbers  ...

Sign Up for the 2019 Big Beach Clean

It’s that time again! The Big Beach Clean is a great profile raiser for Rotary and the ACP, and we all want to build on its success as a great annual community effort. The 2019 Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean is to take place on Saturday 30 March 2019 between 9.00 and 12.00 hours. Many beaches between Girvan and Troon will see parties of willing volunteers participate in this event which is open to all organisations and individuals.. For the past 13 years now, our activities have been well ahead of the environmental curve, and it is good to see the UK and Scottish Governments – and members of the public – now beginning to take positive action. Our 2019 Beach Clean is an ideal opportunity to further this momentum to promote public awareness – and action – in tackling plastic pollution. Join in the fun and do your bit for the local coastal environment. All equipment will be provided and you will be guided by a team leader on the day.Register your interest by emailing us on the feeback form on the contact page.  ...
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