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Kent Beach Clean Ups

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Kent Beach Clean Ups

Kent Beach Clean Ups

Cleaner Kent By Cleaner Kent

We need to buy a van to help us clean the beaches of Kent. They are frequently covered in rubbish left by visitors to Kent and are dangerous for children and animals.

Staple Delivery stage

pledged of £17,065

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Kent has beautiful beaches but frequently visitors to the area leave huge amounts of rubbish behind. Beer cans, barbecues, glass bottles, food boxes are all left behind on a huge scale. We have local volunteers who are prepared to pick up this rubbish but we need a van, gloves, boxes, grippers and plastic bags to carry out the work safely. On one trip recently we picked up 13 bin liners of rubbish, including broken bottles and sharp cans. The project will allow us to help clean the lovely beaches of Kent and make them safe for children and animals as well as everybody else! A broken bottle on the beach can be a serious risk to a dog walking on the beach and young children have even picked up sharp can lids and tried to put them in their mouths. We will try to make the beaches safe for everybody.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy grippers and gloves
  • Buy plastic boxes and bags
  • Buy a van

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will try to make all the beaches of Kent safe and allow everybody to use them. At times after lots of visitors from other areas the beaches of Kent are littered with rubbish, some of it is just unsightly, other items are dangerous. Local people are very aware of when these items are left but it can dangerous for them to pick up the rubbish without the correct equipment such as thick gloves, grippers and thick boxes to take the rubbish away in. We will buy a van and this can be used by any groups that need help clearing a local beach. We will be able to collect the items, put them in strong boxes and bags and take them to the tip. It is worrying that so much rubbish is being left behind but it is making the beaches unpleasant for the locals to use and in many cases dangerous.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the gloves, grippers, bags and boxes.
  • Buying the van.
  • Cleaning Ramsgate Beach
  • Cleaning Dover Beach
  • Cleaning Folkestone Beach
  • Cleaning Deal Beach
  • Cleaning Herne Bay Beach
  • Cleaning Whitstable Beach
  • Cleaning Sandwich Bay
  • Cleaning Dungeness Beach
  • Cleaning Dengemarsh Beach
  • Cleaning Tankerton Beach
  • Cleaning Viking Bay
  • Cleaning The Warren

Kent has beautiful beaches that we should all be free to enjoy. However, there are large numbers of people from other areas intent on leaving their rubbish on the beach and spoiling it for others. This only attracts more people to do the same and soon the beach is a no go zone. Local people are prepared to clear up their local beach but they need the equipment to do so safely.

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About the space

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Thanet District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £17,065

Van - £13,434 (79%)
Contingency - £1,400 (8%)
Gloves X 20 - £280 (2%)
Maintenance of van - £250 (1%)
Grippers X 20 - £150 (1%)
Boxes X 10 - £146 (1%)
Other - £1,405 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Gloves X 20
Maintenance of van
Grippers X 20
Boxes X 10
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Fuel
  • Insurance
  • Bags

Total £17,065

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