In response to the increased litter levels as lock-down rules start to be lifted, some of you have told us that you are ready to start litter-picking again. We also know that many of you are still not comfortable to litter-pick again yet.  We do not in any way want to make anyone feel as though they should be back out there if they are not ready. However, we DO want to support anyone who is choosing to litter-pick right now.  You can now meet outside in a group of up to 30 people.  Please see the Government guidelines for further details

Durham Coast

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Durham's coastline is unique. Nowhere else in Britain has such a wonderful display of magnesian limestone coastal grasslands supporting a vast array of wildflowers and insects. Most of the coast is now designated as a National Nature Reserve with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The England Coast Path runs through the area and is becoming evermore popular with visitors. The beaches are improving after the impact of coal mining and coastal towns such as Seaham have seen a dramatic increase in tourism. The beaches still suffer from litter and are regularly cleaned by groups of keen volunteers. If you would like to join in please see the upcoming event section for more details. We can support groups who want to carry out their own event by supplying equipment (bags, litterpickers, gloves etc) and organising the safe collection and disposal of the rubbish bags after the event. Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested.

Durham Coast

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Seaham Beach Cleaning Crew

Come along and join the Seaham Beach Cleaning Crew on Seaham Hall beach. Times to be confirmed

Seaham Red Acre Christmas Clean Up

Come along and join the Durham Heritage Coast team and the Seaham Beach Cleaning Crew for a festive clean up on Red Acre beach, Seaham. We'll start at 11am until 1pm and afterwards enjoy some mince p...

Easington Colliery Litter Pick

Join Easington Colliery Regeneration Partenrship and Limestone Landscapes for a litter pick on this newly created local nature reserve. Meet at 10am at Easington Colliery Welfare, Seaside Lane, Eas...

ASDA Seaham Beach Clean

Come and join the team from ASDA in Seaham to clean Red Acre beach in Seaham. Meet opposite the Sure Start building at the top of the Marina Road at 11am. We're only there for an hour each month but...

Crimdon Beach Clean

Come and join us on Thursday 2nd October 2014 from 2pm until 4pm. We'll be meeting on the promenade at Crimdon then a short walk to the beach to collect the litter. Everyone is welcome. Look out fo...

Crimdon Beach Clean

Come and join local volunteers and the Durham Heritage Coast team on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 1pm on Crimdon Beach. This is a beautiful sandy beach with increasing visitor numbers, however the amo...

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