Two teams of our volunteers carried out surveys and beach cleans for the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual Beachwatch weekend on 16th-18th September. This year’s event was special as an international survey of rubbish on beaches was carried out by the MCS. These surveys provide data that indicates the changing picture of rubbish being deposited on our shores – volume, and source where possible - examples: the fishing industry, picnickers, rubbish from shipping, as well as any creatures that have become entangled in rubbish and died as a consequence. One team surveyed at East Beach, Selsey, and the other round Selsey Bill. Both were pleased to report less rubbish being collected this year, and the East Beach team met three local members of the public who said they picked up rubbish regularly whenever they went on the beach. That’s fantastic, and thanks are due to all those folk who take the trouble to keep the beaches round the Manhood Peninsula rubbish free, as well of course to our loyal and hard-working volunteers.