What's On - 2014 Events & Activities
Please note that the Thanet Coast Project work is changing!
The community events and activities - previously
delivered through the 'Footprints in the Sands' Lottery funded
project - including school educational visits - has
ended. A small number of public events are
run - mainly with assistance from volunteers,
particularly the NEKMPA Coastal Wardens - see below.
Thanet Coast (NEKMPA) Public Events -
- Summer Events flyer (PDF, 950KB)
COASTAL WARDENS - Local people can still get
actively involved with looking after their own chosen
stretch of coastline by enroling as a NEKMPA
'Coastal Wardens' (formerly the Thanet coastal warden
scheme) with activities and free training
opportunities throughout the year!
BEACH CLEANS for COMMUNITY GROUPS. Any
community groups that would like to organise their own beach clean,
should get in touch to borrow beach clean equipment (gloves,
bags, sticks, hoops, sharps box etc.)
Beachwatch Big Weekend 2014 -
This is your chance to do something for your
Join a beach clean and litter survey, as a
part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great
British Beach Clean (19-23 Sept) on this national
campaign. Our events (below) lasts for 2.5 hours. Equipment -
gloves, sticks and bags - are provided, we just need your energy
and enthusiasm to help!
- Sat 20 Sept, 10.30am –
Clean along the refreshing
‘Northern Sea Wall’ beaches at the very western end of
Minnis Bay, heading towards Reculver.
Outside 'The Minnis Restaurant', Minnis
Bay, Birchington CT7 9QP.
- Sat 20 Sept, 2.30pm - Pegwell
Clean along the National Nature
Reserve beach, near to the chalk cliffs.
Meet: On the
beach below the former hoverport access road
(nr Viking Ship
Picnic Site, Cliffsend CT12 5HY).
(click here to go to booking
Alternatively, you can also help local volunteers to
record and clean beach litter in
these local bays over the same long weekend:
- Whiteness Bay, Broadstairs (19 Sept, 2pm)
- St Mildred's Bay (20 Sept, 3pm)
- Walpole Bay, Cliftonville (21 Sept, 5:30pm)
- Studd Hill Beach, Herne Bay (21 Sept, 10:30am)
- Grenham Bay, Birchington (21 Sept, 3pm)
- Epple Bay, Birchington (22 Sept, 3:30pm)
Please get in contact with us for further
details of these additional events,
or go direct to register at
The next programme of public activities will commmence
in Spring 2015.
For more information:
Many more events in the area are listed on the following