THE Eastbourne Adopt a Beach is proving a huge success with only three of the 93 areas ‘remaining as orphans.’

Individuals or groups are volunteering to adopt a particular section of beach to care for its well-being ~ cleaning it and monitoring the debris collected.

The initiative is based on the fact that our beach of about 9 kilometres is divided into 93 separate beaches.

Each has a number on the groyne which divides it from the others. In this way, volunteers can choose to care for the well-being of their own particular beach!

Oliver Sterno, Project Organiser. says: “To date, of the 93 beaches, only 3 remain as “orphans”, which is amazing.

“Well done to all the individuals, families, schools and other organisations for taking up this challenge!

“Several beaches have more than one adopter, two have 4! In due course the next move is for volunteers to begin to communicate with each other, for those who have indicated that they are happy to share. One adopter would like to set up a WhatsApp group or similar, or a FaceBook Group.

“Recording sheets are being completed and sent in to create a record of the state of our beaches over time; also photos and comments are being shared on FB.

There is a real sense that volunteers are aware that they are part of a UNIQUE enterprise.This is so inspirational and is helping our town to drive onwards with our target of “working towards a carbon neutral town by 2030.”