We are so thankful that Plymouth Beach Clean has been noticed by different organisations over the last few years. Take a look at some of the news clips and videos featuring Oleta, Founder of Plymouth Beach Clean.
Plymouth Community Honours Awards of 2019
“The Community Group Achievement Award saw a huge number of entries which is reflected in the eight organisations shortlisted: Devon and Cornwall Food Action, Plymouth House for Veterans, South West Blood Bikes, Barefoot, Hidden Lives, Oleta Forde and the Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers, Hamoaze House, and Plymouth Relay for Life.”
Plymouth awarded Plastic Free City status in recognition of fight against plastic pollution.
The news also follows a successful Great British Spring Clean (22 March – 23 April) during which almost 600 volunteers took part in litter picks and beach cleans across Plymouth, collecting 1079 bags of litter on the way. The events were coordinated by local community groups Clean Our Patch and Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers and the oldest item found was a crisp packet dating back to 1973.
The Plymouth White Papers Issue 2: Marine. The Plymouth White Papers are collection of essays edited by Luke Pollard MP and written by men and women across Plymouth designed to challenge, provoke and inspire.
The second set of essays is about “Marine,” featuring essays from across Plymouth’s marine sectors in support of our campaign to designate Plymouth as the UK’s first National Marine Park. It seeks to outline why Plymouth’s marine heritage matters, and how we can protect, preserve and develop our marine environment in the future.
Oleta Forde from Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers said: “Events like this prove that Plymouth really does care about the environment. This year, there are many opportunities across the city and coast to join in and help clean up our environment…”
12th August 2018 – A video from when we first started out beach cleaning.
Rebecca Sykes from the Clean Seas Odyssey talks with Oleta Forde – who set up and runs Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers – when she’s not swimming out to sea to chase down errant plastic.