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BEXHILL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
www.bexhillenvironmentalgroup.org.uk
Email bexhilleg@yahoo.co.uk

 
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BEACH CLEANING EVENTS

on Saturday October 23rd we shall clean the east end of the beach near Galley Hill.
We meet at the loos in De La Warr Parade, opposite Brookfield Road .
Please join us from 9.30-11.30. We shall provide equipment and refreshments
but please bring a mug for a drink at the end! 

The following beach clean will be from West Parade, by the loos, at the bottom of Richmond Road, on November 27th, same time 9.30. 

Hope to see you there. Thanks to the 28 people who came for our Great British Beach Clean on September 25th.

VISIT TO DALLINGTON FOREST
 
Back in July, a number of us were fortunate to attend guided walks of Dallington Forest led by the Tree Warden for Brightling and Dallington Parishes, Doug Edworthy. Doug talked about the history of the forest from when it was heavily involved in the production of iron through to some of the changes that local landowners are putting in place to preserve the forest and its bio-diversity. He also pointed out a number of Ancient/Veteran trees. 
Doug has kindly offered to do another guided walk to show us the forest in all its autumn splendour. The walk will take place on Sunday 31st October commencing at 10.30am and will last for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours and in distance will be about 3 miles (5km) over rough and typical woodland paths. Whilst not challenging, there are ups and downs so a moderate level of fitness is required. You will need to wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring your own refreshments.
If you would like attend this guided walk please register using the link below. 
There are 10 places available and will be allocated on a “first come/first served basis”.  We will need your name, an email address and a mobile number to complete the registration process,please. There is a small charge of £10 which will be donated to the Dallington Forest Project. We will confirm by 20th October whether you have been allocated a place as well as providing bank details for you to pay the £10 to secure your place and the meeting point. 
If you would like to know more about the Dallington Forest Project, please visit
 www.dallingtonforest.uk
 
Register for places on the Dallington Forest visit

Report for BEG Newsletter 29 September 2021

Tree Planting on Bexhill Down We need help to plant 210 Woodland Trust trees in a small area just next to the new King Offa Wood in the photo above and the provisional date for planting will be Saturday 20 November/Sunday 21 November 9:30am. Please bring a spade and gloves.
Next dates for Bexhill Friends of the Down are:

Wed 13 and Wed 27 Oct 21 - litter pick, meet opposite the Athletic Club. I will have litter-grabbers, bags and rings. Please bring gloves.
 
Sat 16 and Sat 30 Oct 21, 9:30am to 11:00am - tree care, meet over by the bench next to new planting, King Offa Wood. Strimming, weeding, mulching. Bring strimmer/shears/rake/spade if you have any of these. Bring own gloves.
 
A big thank you to those who were out with BfotD on Saturday helping to clear weeds from round the King Offa Wood saplings, and to our regular litter-pickers last Wednesday.
Wendy Dennis

Bexhill Friends of the Down
 

Glyne Gap Greening
 
BEG volunteers continue to maintain the 2 garden beds between the railway bridge and the beach at Glyne Gap. We meet on the last Friday morning of each month weather permitting at 10am. You are welcome to come along to meet us and to join in. Our thanks go to the nearby Oceanside Café for providing a welcome drink to our volunteers.
Community Supporters are holding a litter pick
 

to highlight COP 26 happening in Scotland and have asked BEG 
to join them on Sunday November 7th at 2pm, meeting in front of the New Inn
Sidley, for a street  litter pick. 
All equipment will be provided and we ask that bring your own gloves.
Please come and join in for a community clean of streets.
Litter goes down drains and finds its way into the rivers and then the sea to choke and poison the aquatic lif
e.

WANTED !
 
YOUR  HELP
 
BEG runs various litter picks and work parties to clear overgrown sites in Bexhill. 
Very often this occurs on a Friday morning. 
Please give your name and contact details to

Rosclayton50@gmail.com 
if you would like to join us. 

We look forward to working together. 
What BEG has been doing
 
Great British Beach Clean : Beaulieu Beach Survey 25 September

Eighteen volunteers conducted a beach survey at Beaulieu Beach, collecting all the litter in a 100m stretch and recording it. The results have been submitted to the national Marine Conservation Society database. Although the beach looked fairly clean when we arrived, 500+ items, weighing 1.7kg, were collected and recorded. This compares to 230+ items, weighing 0.4kg, when we did an identical survey in September 2019. 

284 (52%) of the items were plastic (compared to 199, 86% in 2019), with 75 (14%) relating to the fishing industry (compared to 59, 25%).
Note: There had been a bonfire on the beach, and 178 nails were found in the ashes. This will affect the percentages but not the number in each category. 

 

I-Trees survey

We are delighted to say we are approaching the end of the i-tree survey; within the next week we hope to have completed the majority of the 150 plots we originally agreed to tackle. Forest Research have now asked us if we can manage another 40 in rural Bexhill so we will move onto that. Our grateful thanks to all our volunteers who have taken part, just one more push and we will have completed this very important project!

We hope to plant another 1,000 trees in November and at this stage it is anticipated that the weekend of the 13/14th November will certainly be one planting session. We do not know if we will have all the trees by then, but we hope to have the majority. The main task is planting a hedge across a field in Broad Oak Park. It will be quite a project and we will need all the volunteers we can obtain, note the diary! Further details to follow.

Disclaimer:  This Newsletter is compiled from a number of sources and BEG does it best to check the content but can not be responsible for any errors 






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