Glyne Gap Big Beach Clean-Up

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is urging local residents to join forces as they descend on Glyne Gap beach to help make it litter free.

The M&S Big Beach Clean-up, a week long event, is part of M&S’ Forever Fish campaign, funded by the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in M&S food halls. Hosted in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), local residents, businesses, universities and societies are invited to join employees from M&S Bexhill to scoop up unwanted rubbish on April 25 from 10.30am.

Volunteers will be treated to a beach-side BBQ and live entertainment. Customers registering for the event in advance at will also receive a money-off M&S voucher on the day of their beach clean.

Robert Harford, Store Manager at M&S Bexhill, said: “We’re calling upon as many local people as possible to help us rid Glyne Gap beach of litter. This is a fun initiative that will bring the Bexhill community together to help our local environment and protect our precious marine life. Plus, after all the hard work is done everyone will be rewarded with a delicious BBQ and live music.”

Volunteers across 95 beaches and 45 canals in the UK will join forces with the aim of clearing more than last year’s massive haul of 30 tonnes of litter – the equivalent weight of two double decker buses. Most of the litter collected on Glyne Gap beach will be common waste items such as fishing nets, ropes and bottles tops.

The MCS will also take the opportunity to assess the impact this year’s storms have had on beach litter and debris at locations across the country. Visit: