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Heading to the plantation

BEACH Buddies will make another attempt to hold a volunteer clean-up event in South Barrule plantation this Sunday (January 10th) after the original event was postponed last weekend because of the freezing weather conditions. The event was one of the final gatherings on the last day of the highly successful “Festive Walking Festival”. A Yellow…

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Help needed at New Year Dip

BEACH Buddies is once again joining forces with our good friends at Breast Cancer Now for the Douglas New Year’s Day Dip at 12 noon. We broke the record last year, and we’re hoping to do it again this time too. Lots of Beach Buddies volunteers took part last year – some “dipping” for the…

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International recognition for Beach Buddies

THE Isle of Man charity Beach Buddies says it is “honoured and privileged” to be included on the new online streaming website Waterbear, as a founder member, alongside some of the world’s biggest environment groups. A video covering the story of Beach Buddies is included on the Waterbear website which was officially launched on December…

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Four beaches fail safe water tests

FOUR of the Island’s beaches will be designated to have safe bathing waters from May next year, but another four have failed to get the required standards. Three are in areas without new sewage treatment plants. The report comes as the Isle of Man Government adopts the EU’s bathing water directive from 2006, replacing the…

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Beach cleaning cancelled Dec 13th

A VERY poor weather forecast has forced us to make the decision to cancel the beach cleaning event in Ramsey for Sunday, December 13th. There’s a Yellow Weather Warning in place for high winds and heavy rain, so we’ve called off our event. We get together again in South Barrule plantation for a brand new…

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Time to start penalising litter louts

BEACH Buddies is fully in support of the call by Douglas Councillor Richie McNicholl to introduce heavy fines for people who litter the streets of the Isle of Man.   Beach Buddies has been saying this for years. We should be penalising the small percentage of people who are damaging the environment and wildlife by…

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Final beach cleaning event of 2020

THE final beach cleaning event of the year for Beach Buddies takes place on Sunday, December 13th on Ramsey promenade. The meeting point is the car park at the northern end of the prom, close to the site of the former Grand Island Hotel. Start time is 10.30am, finishing no later than 12 noon. Beach…

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Christmas is coming . . .

BEACH cleaning events leading up to Christmas are now winding down for Beach Buddies as we approach the festive season and new year. There will be a break this coming weekend, before the final Sunday event of the year – on Sunday, December 13th. We are planning to have a brief get-together afterwards. Venue to…

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