Central

Mersea Island to Lincolnshire and in land taking in cities such as Birmingham and Sheffield

What's happening in Central:

Thousands of local people like you are coming together in 2019 to clean your beautiful beaches, raise money, and fight the blight of plastic pollution.

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Local Beach Cleans

Get down to your nearest or favourite beach and join the front-line in the fight against plastic pollution.

65

SAS Beach cleans so far in 2018

2,071

of you so far this year have volunteered your time at a local beach clean

3,627kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2018

C'mon Central
get stuck in!

Help make 2018 your best year yet and let's smash our targets...

Volunteers
2000
2071
Beach cleans
30
65

There are no upcoming Beach Cleans.

Why not step forward and Organise your own? It's a lot easier than you might think.

  • Beach clean

    Lower Road, Oxon Clean

    April 28, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Mablethorpe North Beach, Beach Clean

    April 20, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Nesscliffe Hill Country Park Clean

    April 18, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Aldeburgh Beach Clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Gorleston Beach clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Aldeburgh Beach Clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    River Ver Clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Ivel Springs River Clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Mundesley Beach Clean

    April 14, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Weybourne Beach clean

    April 13, 2019
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

Get stuck in and help us to protect the beaches you love in Central. We've made organising your own SAS Beach Clean as easy and fun as possible.

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Do your own #MiniBeachClean

If you can't come along to an upcoming Beach Clean then why not step up and organise your own.

Find out how

SAS Beach Clean Box

16
Beach Clean Boxes in Central

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If you'd like to support our work in Central we'd love to talk to you.

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Protect what you love

the wilderness of The Wash

the surf at Cromer

Birmingham's canals

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

Dedicated local volunteers who are passionate about protecting your coastlines for everyone.

Neil Cutts

Neil Cutts

Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Toni Weavers

Toni Weavers

Cleethorpes
Adam Duncan

Adam Duncan

Essex
Melissa Masters

Melissa Masters

Felixstowe
Holly Rumsby

Holly Rumsby

Cromer
Nessa Whitworth

Nessa Whitworth

Great Yarmouth
Jez Goffin

Jez Goffin

Cleethorpes
Chloe Markham

Chloe Markham

York to Bridlington
Kelly and Millie Bond (The Bond Girls)

Kelly and Millie Bond (The Bond Girls)

Sea Palling
Annie Ashwell

Annie Ashwell

St Neots/Cambridge
Alex Goodchild

Alex Goodchild

Aldeburgh
Samantha Rutt

Samantha Rutt

Hunstanton
Tor Jackson

Tor Jackson

Mersea Island
Oli Grogan

Oli Grogan

Mersea Island
Summer Ivy Clarke

Summer Ivy Clarke

Gorleston
Mark Bradnum

Mark Bradnum

North Norfolk

In their words...
why we love Central

Quiet beaches of golden sand stretching many miles, combined with the ‘big sky’ feeling when looking out over the North Sea are something to marvel at in this part of the country. This part of the coastline is home to traditional quaint fishing villages, huge nature reserves full of life and to some unexpected surfing spots.

Cromer and the surrounding area in north Norfolk, is home to some of the best beach breaks in the region. Thanks to its chalk and flint reefs, East Runton on a northerly swell can have well defined breaks 2-3ft at high tide. On days where there’s little more than a ripple on the water (and these are many) much of the coast becomes a haven for SUPing, kayaking and enjoying the view.

From East Anglia you circle The Wash National Nature Reserve, a mix of open water and marshes that makes up one of Britain’s most important winter feeding areas for wildfowl and waders. The true wilderness of The Wash is juxtaposed with the next stretch of coastline. One of the most popular seaside holiday destinations in the UK this area comprises Skegness, whose pier is one of the largest East Coast family entertainment centres, Butlin’s Resort, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Sutton-on-Sea, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and innumerable holiday parks.

 

Moving further in land and you will find an abundance of rivers, canals and waterways – all needing protection. As we grow, these areas are becoming more and more important in our fight for plastic free communities.