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OUR NEXT MEETING PRESENTATION

Wednesday 16th August

 
 
 

WATCH OUR LATEST VIDEO AND PLEASE DON'T TAKE OUR VIP's

       
       

Rossall Beach Group volunteers and the children of Class 3 who made the video

       
       

Along with equipment and plants appearing in the shops, Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group are celebrating the start of the gardening season by reminding people not to take the Very Important Pebbles off the beach to use in their horticultural displays, but to buy them from an approved source instead.

The community group look after the northern stretch of pebble beach at Cleveleys and have enlisted the help of the children of nearby Manor Beach School to produce a little video clip that explains why people are asked not to take the pebbles home with them.

Jane Littlewood, Chair of the charity explains “A high beach is one of the best forms of sea defence that there is – the porosity of the beach material absorbs the energy of the sea and stops big high waves from forming which could otherwise come over the sea wall.

The children of Manor Beach School came to the beach and were filmed demonstrating, by using buckets of water, how waves bounce into the air when they hit a wall, compared to how their energy is dissipated when reaching the porous beach.

The sea wall where people love to park their cars on Rossall Promenade to watch over the beach is very low, so it’s important that the beach is maintained as a good sea defence. The promenade is on a bit of a higher crest, but the streets heading back towards the tram tracks are below sea level – and they are the ones who would potentially suffer if a flood event were to happen, as they did in the 1 in 200 year storm in 2013.”

Every year when the weather warms up, people are frequently seen coming to this spot of beach, equipped with buckets and strong bags, in vans and with trailers to take pebbles away by volume.

Jane added “It’s not a question of being small minded and worrying about a few pebbles. If everyone who came to this popular spot filled their car boot to the point that the axle was ready for breaking there would just be no pebbles left here and a lot of homes could be put at risk.”

“The Rossall Beach Group want everyone to be able to enjoy the beautiful beach which all of our volunteers work hard to look after for everyone’s enjoyment.”

Watch the latest video below

       

   
       
       
       
       
     

BE A LONE BEACH CLEANER
IN 2017

     

Here’s a new way to get fit – come to Cleveleys, enjoy the fresh air and gentle exercise, spending time litter picking on the beach at a time to suit yourself.

Did you know that Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group has a ‘Lone Beach Cleaner’ programme, along with the popular monthly community beach clean which has been running now for several years, in a bid to make environmental protection accessible for everyone.

If you fancy spending some time on the beach litter picking on your own, enjoying the peace and quiet and doing something really productive at the same time, then the Rossall Group can loan you the equipment that you need.

 
     
     

 

Check out our new medical equipment which is now fully operational on Rossall Promenade.

 

 

 

When you have a casualty who is unconscious and not breathing, you ring 999 and their process determines whether you need to shock them with a defib to bring their heart back into rhythm. If they do, they tell you where it is and give you the code to release it from the box. The defib then talks you through what to do with it. You can't shock them if they don't need it - they are clinically dead at this point so you can't make them worse! 60,000 people a year have a cardiac arrest in public open spaces - without treatment they have a 4-5% chance of survival and with a defib that raises to an 80% chance. Which is why we wanted one on our beach. Rossall Beach Buddies - making our beach a better place for everyone, casualty's included!

 

Promotional Film

We've put together this promotional film to show people what we do and what we are about. Please share this with your friends and neighbours and perhaps they would like to join and have some fun!

 

Scarecrows

You may remember we took part in the Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival earlier in the year. Here is a comical short film showing how we made the scarecrows at the community centre one afternoon!

 

   
     

QUEENS AWARD

We are delighted to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) - the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The group also received an invitation for representatives to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and we have been presented with a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire at a formal reception at County Hall, Preston.

Check out our video on the right for the full story and click here to see more photographs of this prestigious event in Preston


 


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BEACH BUDDIES ROADSHOW

Beach Buddies Roadshow went to Fleetwood Library and welcomed their special guest, Brett Davison from Radio
Lancashire. You can see how the interview went by watching this short video.

 
   

 

 

 

 

           
     
           
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