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Organise a beach cleaning event

​​​​​​​​​​Organising a beach clean

Anyone can clean a beach in Jersey.

You may need permission if you plan to:

  • drive or park vehicles on the beach
  • hold a meeting on the beach with loud music playing

If you need permission, email and the parish. Find parishes contact information on Comité des Connétables.

If the event is open to the general public you may need to ask consent from the Bailiff. Find more information on permission to hold a public event​.

You may need to apply for a road event licence. Find more information on planning an event on the road or public place​.

Organising public events

Check the tides times for the date of the event.

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Policing Of Beaches (Jersey) Reg​ulations 1959

Risk Assessment

You should carry out a risk assessment for the activity.

The assessment may need to include details of:

  • supervising children and getting parental permission
  • monitoring the weather
  • preventing sunburn or hypothermia
  • preventing accidents and incidents
  • having a first aid

​Equipment you need

All you need to clean a beach is something to put the rubbish in.

You should also carry a first aid kit with you.

You may not find any sharp objects but you should have​ a sharps box in case. You can get a sharps box from a pharmacy.

Community Beach Clean Boxes

​Community Beach Clean Boxes contain essentials ​needed for collecting rubbish, including:

  • ​gloves
  • bags
  • buckets
  • first aid kit
  • hand sanitiser
  • sharp objects box 
  • guidance on carrying out a clean​​

The boxes are available from every parish hall, contact them for more information.

They can be used to clean beaches or other locations such as: 

  • schools
  • parks 
  • country paths

Getting rid of the rubbish you collect

Separate​ the rubbish you find and recycle it.

Find more information about what you can recycle in ​​the A to Z recycling finder.

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