Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Such a nice day; let's have a beach clean!

We have had so many folk asking us if we can hold another #RhylBeachClean this week, we've managed to fit one for this (Tuesday 20th) evening.

It's a bit short notice, but we'll be there from 5pm until 7pm, handing out litter pickers and safety equipment, so that you amazing people can do your thing again!

Usual safety rules; volunteers under 16 must be supervised by a responsible adult. Dogs are welcome, on a lead, along the promenade, but not on the beach between River Street (we think) and Old Golf Road.

The cafe will be open, and we believe the good folk of Rough Wood Pizza Co will be too.
Hope to see you all!

Rhyl Beach Clean Tuesday 20 August

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Anybody looking for something to do, this Tuesday afternoon/evening? :)

Hi all! It's been a while eh? But now we're back and raring to go and we think most folk are back from their various holidays too. So it's Beach Clean time and also a chance to find out more about how we, the good folk of Rhyl, can do our bit to help reduce the amount of single use plastic being used in the town. We'll be outside the Kite Surf Cafe between 4pm and 7pm, with equipment for you to borrow, as well as handing out leaflets to help you promote our #PlasticFreeCommunity.

The weather forecast is looking good and it's during low tide, so no wet feet should happen!
Young beach cleaners are welcome if accompanied by a responsible person. Dogs are allowed on the prom on a lead, but at this time of year, not on the actual beach. Full safety briefing given. Hope you can make it.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Kik Plastic comes to Rhyl!

In 2009 Kiko Matthews was diagnosed with Cushings Disease, a rare and life-threatening condition which causes tumours on the pituitary gland - the gland that controls the body's hormone production. It changed Kiko’s life. She went part-time in her day job as a science teacher, qualified as a paddleboard instructor and set-up her own business. And started a charity!

Then in 2018 Kiko became the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic ocean as a solo rower. But only after having to take time out from her training, to undergo a brain operation to remove a further tumour that had developed from the Cushings Disease.

She has also run the 260km ‘Wadi Rum Ultra’ run across the Jordan desert, in just 5 days!
Now, her latest challenge, cycling the 7,200km journey around Britain’s coastline, and along the way leading many local beach cleans. For once, Kiko’s aim is not to be the ‘fastest’, but to raise awareness of the problem of single-use plastic and to engage with communities like our Surfers Against Sewage #PlasticFree groups here in Rhyl and Prestatyn to help tackle the problem.

Kiko and her team will be arriving at the Kite Surf Café on Rhyl prom (between the Travelodge and the Theatre) at 3pm this Wednesday, 5th June, for beach clean number 1. Then cycling on to Prestatyn (by the metal statue, Central Beach) by 5.30pm for beach clean number 2, which means that she will have covered the entire Denbighshire coastline with us.

We are delighted (and honoured) that Kiko has chosen to join us on 2 beach cleans and if you want to come and help or just come and meet an amazing, inspirational lady, then everyone is more than welcome!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Local and national businesses get together to help us in our #PlasticFree mission

Last weekend we were delighted to work with Gamlins Law and the Rhyl store of Sainsbury's to support two beach cleans for them.

Over 70 turned out over the 2 days in glorious weather to collect an amazing 120kg of rubbish, including again a vast number of cans and bottles.

Diolch yn fawr iawn pawb / very well done all!

Click the link below to read the news item in the Rhyl Journal

Gamlins and Sainsbury's staff band together with Rhyl's Surfers Against Sewage

Monday, 22 April 2019

Easter #RhylBeachClean

Hope you all have enjoyed the break and the lovely weather. We're hoping that residents and visitors alike have enjoyed their time on our amazing beach and that they have respected the environment.

I know this is a bit last minute and short notice, But, just in case, we're holding an evening #RhylBeachClean tomorrow, Tuesday, 22 April. Meet at the space between the Events Arena and the RNLI station, at 5pm, to sign in and to get a safety briefing.

As always, we will be able to provide safety equipment, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Dogs on leads still allowed until the end of the month.

Beach cleaners aged under 16 are *always* allowed, but with a supervising adult please!

We'll assess the beach when we get there and decide accordingly which patch to focus on.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Beach Cleans this weekend!

We're delighted at how much support our plastic free ethos is getting throughout our amazing town and community. This Saturday is our next #RhylBeachClean meeting at Crazy Golf, West Parade for a 10am start, supported by G2G and their plastic recycling project. Then on Sunday, it's over to the Kite Surf Cafe again for a 10am start, in conjunction with the Rhyl branch of Wilko. Usual rules, terms and conditions apply but mostly, all welcome, including well behaved dogs on leads, well behaved children (not on leads, but supervised by a responsible adult please!). There will be a safety briefing at the start and a sign-in sheet too. The weather forecast is for sunny spells but with a breeze, so it may be a tad chilly. 
We hope to see you there 

Monday, 1 April 2019

Beach Clean!! Sunday 14 April, 10am start

Hi! Our second Spring beach will be hosted by the Rhyl Wilko store! Sunday, 14 April, meeting at *10am* Kite Surf Cafe, between the Theatre and Travelodge.
We're working with with Wilko as part of the Surfers Against Sewage 'From Summit to Sea' "Great British Spring Clean". All are welcome, well behaved dogs on leads please and well behaved volunteers 16 and under must be accompanied/supervised by an appropriate adult. We can provide a few litter pickers but if you have your own, please bring it. We have plenty of protective gloves and collection buckets/sacks. Safety briefing and sign in at 10am. Hope you can make it and kick off this year's #RhylBeachClean season in style!

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