We've been cleaning Southwold beach at least three times a year since 2003, and although we've lost count along the way, as we missed a couple and then added in a few more, we reckon we have done over 50!

As part of our regular beach clean programme, now 15 years old, some of our members of staff plus a group of super volunteers, help to spruce up Southwold beach.

Our beach cleans help provide data to Marine Conservation Society who hold statistics on beach litter levels across the UK. Each Beach Clean we do, we collect data on the items found on a 100m stretch of Southwold Beach. This data contributes to the Marine Conservation Society's Beach Watch Survey which records the type and quantity of litter found across the UK.

We've put together our own chart looking at the amount of litter we've been finding since 2013 (the blue line indicates the number of pieces per volunteer/ per 100m). The general trend for Southwold is looking good, but it could be that more and more people are picking up litter as part of their daily routine. However, a downward-trend is definitely positive.

If you would like to sign up to our Beach Clean mailing list, to receive news and updates about future beach cleans, please fill in the form below with your Full name and email address.

We are pleased to open up registration for our beach clean in association with The Nation Beach Clean and Marine Conservation Society on Saturday 18th September 2021

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Our clean starts at 10am and will we survey the first 100m of rubbish as normal and then continue the clean down to the Harbour.

Please only register if you know you can come, or if you sign up and then find out that you, or someone in your group can’t come, please let us know by emailing beachcleans@adnams.co.uk as this helps us manage numbers in order to ensure an enjoyable day for all. Please can we urge you to sign up beforehand as we cannot take people that just turning up on the day.

Please be aware that due to the increased interest in our beach cleans you will be required to work together in teams, sharing equipment within your teams.

Please make your own way to Gun Hill in Southwold (Primrose Alley, IP18 6HF) for between 9:30am and 10am where you can sign in and collect your equipment.

We will be leaving Gun Hill at 10:15am following a breiefing so please be there in plenty of time to sign in, collect equipment and have the obligatory fun group photo taken (you can of course opt out if you wish!)

We will finish the clean at the Harbour wall car park, next to the Adnams van at 12pm, where you are then invited to join us for complimentary and celebratory fish ‘n’ chips along with a drink at The Harbour Inn (a 10 minute walk from there). Note: we will be giving out tokens at the end of the clean to all registered volunteers which can be redeemed at The Harbour Inn (IP18 6TA) Note: ALL volunteers will require a token.

If you have any questions or would like more information please email beachcleans@adnams.co.uk