Award for Portland beach clean volunteer

Dorset Echo: Storm Wallace has been awarded for taking care of the environment Storm Wallace has been awarded for taking care of the environment

A VOLUNTEER who has organised several clean up events after the recent storms has been recognised with an award.

Storm Wallace was presented with a Marine Environment Award at Chesil this morning.

She is the first person to receive the award, which has been spearheaded by Portland dive centre Underwater Explorers.

The centre will present one or two local people with a Marine Environment Award each year.

A spokesman said: “The award recognises Storm’s individual achievement in environmental awareness and consists of a sponsorship which will see her through an internationally recognised diver course so she will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.

“Our goal is to see Storm and future recipients of this award and sponsorship extend their environmental responsibilities to the underwater realm while working together with our team towards creating a stronger presence in Portland and Weymouth to monitor the marine environment in a positive, interactive way.

“We also hope this will encourage other local businesses to initiate similar programmes and projects to encourage environmental awareness.”

Portlanders are putting on their wellies and heading to the Little Ship at Victoria Square to clean the garden and surrounding areas.

The clean will extend to the beach if weather permits and anyone is welcome to join.

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10:37am Sun 2 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

Storming effort, well done! and carried out so beautifully.
Storming effort, well done! and carried out so beautifully. Tinker2
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Sun 2 Mar 14

echo-reader says...

That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory echo-reader
  • Score: 24

12:57pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Tim4wfc says...

Not just Portlanders in wellies.
Not just Portlanders in wellies. Tim4wfc
  • Score: 9

4:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

woodsedge says...

echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
[quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality. woodsedge
  • Score: 25

5:19pm Sun 2 Mar 14

echo-reader says...

woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach
perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.[/p][/quote]she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better echo-reader
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Sun 2 Mar 14

echo-reader says...

woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach
perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.[/p][/quote]she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better echo-reader
  • Score: -7

7:46pm Sun 2 Mar 14

woodsedge says...

echo-reader wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach
perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better
You really are missing the point. Would "more than a hundred people" have miraculously appeared if Storm had not organised it? Would these hundred plus people have been provided with rubbish bags if Storm had not organised them? Would the council gave agreed to take the rubbish away if a Storm had not organised it? Would the refreshments have been provided? Regardless of whether it is a picture of Storm or a wide angle shot of the hundred plus that turned up, the event would not have happened if Storm had not organised.
[quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.[/p][/quote]she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better[/p][/quote]You really are missing the point. Would "more than a hundred people" have miraculously appeared if Storm had not organised it? Would these hundred plus people have been provided with rubbish bags if Storm had not organised them? Would the council gave agreed to take the rubbish away if a Storm had not organised it? Would the refreshments have been provided? Regardless of whether it is a picture of Storm or a wide angle shot of the hundred plus that turned up, the event would not have happened if Storm had not organised. woodsedge
  • Score: 13

8:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

I'mavoter says...

woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach
perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better
You really are missing the point. Would "more than a hundred people" have miraculously appeared if Storm had not organised it? Would these hundred plus people have been provided with rubbish bags if Storm had not organised them? Would the council gave agreed to take the rubbish away if a Storm had not organised it? Would the refreshments have been provided? Regardless of whether it is a picture of Storm or a wide angle shot of the hundred plus that turned up, the event would not have happened if Storm had not organised.
I can actually see both sides of this debate. Certainly Storm Wallace should be applauded for her efforts in organising the tidy up, but she didn't actually do a great deal of the hard work herself, and I agree that it would have been nice to have included the other volunteers who worked so hard in the thanks and photograph. Certainly Storm Wallace loves publicity for Storm Wallace .
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.[/p][/quote]she might of organised it , but as the echo later states there was more than a hundred people helping out , but the picture is of just Storm Wallace and non of the people who spent there day cleaning the beach perhaps a group picture to show all the volunteers might of been better[/p][/quote]You really are missing the point. Would "more than a hundred people" have miraculously appeared if Storm had not organised it? Would these hundred plus people have been provided with rubbish bags if Storm had not organised them? Would the council gave agreed to take the rubbish away if a Storm had not organised it? Would the refreshments have been provided? Regardless of whether it is a picture of Storm or a wide angle shot of the hundred plus that turned up, the event would not have happened if Storm had not organised.[/p][/quote]I can actually see both sides of this debate. Certainly Storm Wallace should be applauded for her efforts in organising the tidy up, but she didn't actually do a great deal of the hard work herself, and I agree that it would have been nice to have included the other volunteers who worked so hard in the thanks and photograph. Certainly Storm Wallace loves publicity for Storm Wallace . I'mavoter
  • Score: 9

9:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

chesilboy says...

I run along the Fleet coast path every weekend, it has taken a real hammering to say the least. This Saturday I saw an elderly gentleman (and his dog!) down by the Chickerell firing range filling countless bin bags with plastic bottles.

He was my hero.

It genuinely taught me a lesson. I'll be down there myself this week doing what we all should do: look after our own back yard, rather than moaning about someone else not doing it.
I run along the Fleet coast path every weekend, it has taken a real hammering to say the least. This Saturday I saw an elderly gentleman (and his dog!) down by the Chickerell firing range filling countless bin bags with plastic bottles. He was my hero. It genuinely taught me a lesson. I'll be down there myself this week doing what we all should do: look after our own back yard, rather than moaning about someone else not doing it. chesilboy
  • Score: 40

10:01pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Chalbury says...

Whilst it is great to se persons recognised for what they do for the community, Miss Wallace does seemed to have courted publicity. In reality we have never heard of her except for the last 2 months. I would like to know what she has done for the community before she came to notice.

There are many on the Island of Portland and the wider community of Weymouth who have tirelessly and selflessly served the residents without payment or recognition for what they do. They have not sought out self promotion.

To all those of you who volunteer your time freely without recognition or reward..... I Thank you.
Whilst it is great to se persons recognised for what they do for the community, Miss Wallace does seemed to have courted publicity. In reality we have never heard of her except for the last 2 months. I would like to know what she has done for the community before she came to notice. There are many on the Island of Portland and the wider community of Weymouth who have tirelessly and selflessly served the residents without payment or recognition for what they do. They have not sought out self promotion. To all those of you who volunteer your time freely without recognition or reward..... I Thank you. Chalbury
  • Score: 12

10:36pm Sun 2 Mar 14

skye2491 says...

Well done to all of them. I'm looking forward to coming to Portland for my holidays .again this year
Well done to all of them. I'm looking forward to coming to Portland for my holidays .again this year skye2491
  • Score: 8

12:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

mumsnuffkn says...

woodsedge wrote:
echo-reader wrote:
That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself
Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach,

it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory
Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.
I congratulate & thank everyone who participated in the beach clean up, they are all worthy & deserving of praise for their time & effort . There is no doubt, some local people would have took it upon themselves to go down there & do their bit to help clean up the beach seeing it on their doorsteps but Storm contacted the Echo to advertise & organise a big get together for anyone around Dorset willing & able to help with their free time for an hour or two to do a real thorough job. She is a leader, she initiated this event so deserves to be recognised for it & everyone involved in the clean up should feel proud of themselves. They are all wonderful people x
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: That’s very nice but where is the other volunteers or did she clean the beach all by herself Surely the picture should show every single person who went and cleaned the beach, it seems lots of people do the hard work but one person gets all the glory[/p][/quote]Why do you have to turn a positive story into a contentious issue! This lady is getting recognition not because she single handily cleaned up the beach, it was because she was the driving force and the organiser of the clean up. Why can't you be pleased that a member of the community has received recognition for their efforts, and celebrate her award instead of adopting a cup half empty mentality.[/p][/quote]I congratulate & thank everyone who participated in the beach clean up, they are all worthy & deserving of praise for their time & effort . There is no doubt, some local people would have took it upon themselves to go down there & do their bit to help clean up the beach seeing it on their doorsteps but Storm contacted the Echo to advertise & organise a big get together for anyone around Dorset willing & able to help with their free time for an hour or two to do a real thorough job. She is a leader, she initiated this event so deserves to be recognised for it & everyone involved in the clean up should feel proud of themselves. They are all wonderful people x mumsnuffkn
  • Score: 1

10:00am Mon 3 Mar 14

portlandresident says...

I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.
I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name. portlandresident
  • Score: -8

11:29am Mon 3 Mar 14

PortlandIsAShambles says...

Biggest chav on Portland.
Biggest chav on Portland. PortlandIsAShambles
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Morgasm says...

What about the organisers of the great Dorset Beach Clean? That's in its 24th year and is organised by pretty much the same people every year. There’s also those who organise the Marine Conservation Society beach cleans throughout the year. Which has also been running for several years. Nice idea to reward people but at least pick those who’ve put in the effort over the years.
What about the organisers of the great Dorset Beach Clean? That's in its 24th year and is organised by pretty much the same people every year. There’s also those who organise the Marine Conservation Society beach cleans throughout the year. Which has also been running for several years. Nice idea to reward people but at least pick those who’ve put in the effort over the years. Morgasm
  • Score: 15

12:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

PrincessR says...

portlandresident wrote:
I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.
What makes you not believe that this is her real name? idiot!
[quote][p][bold]portlandresident[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.[/p][/quote]What makes you not believe that this is her real name? idiot! PrincessR
  • Score: -2

1:01pm Mon 3 Mar 14

straw dog says...

portlandresident wrote:
I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.
Her name is Storm Wallace..........no need to add more........it's just her name!!
[quote][p][bold]portlandresident[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.[/p][/quote]Her name is Storm Wallace..........no need to add more........it's just her name!! straw dog
  • Score: 10

3:33pm Mon 3 Mar 14

lilmoorlove says...

Its a sad state of affairs when they have to invent an award for this fame seeking Narcissist.
Its a sad state of affairs when they have to invent an award for this fame seeking Narcissist. lilmoorlove
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Mon 3 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

PortlandIsAShambles wrote:
Biggest chav on Portland.
you're a coward!
[quote][p][bold]PortlandIsAShambles[/bold] wrote: Biggest chav on Portland.[/p][/quote]you're a coward! elloello1980
  • Score: -6

5:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

portlandresident wrote:
I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.
"assumptions make an **** out of you....."
[quote][p][bold]portlandresident[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know what her real name is. Not her 'stage' name.[/p][/quote]"assumptions make an **** out of you....." elloello1980
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Stormdamage says...

I have been cleaning Chesil with the great Dorset beach clean and our own beach cleans for over 10 years with no publicity. The only reason the media tool an interest is because we had a series of storms and I have a funny and coincidental name. We asked the echo and Wessex fm for help advertising the first storm clean up in Jan but after that they came to us. Nobody is after publicity.
That is an old photo I had no control over, it was taken the morning steve and I were collecting dead birds for testing. They didn't take on of me during the clean as I was on the beach. I agree a group photo like the ones we took would be lovely but it's not our choice.
It's a shame but the bullying may mean I give this up, so I hope one of you will supply the sand bag depo, the flood lights the brandy row residents asked me for and continue to buy bags, gloves and skips for the cleans as it is your fault I won't be doing it. We have had a wonderful time as a community. Its sad that others will be deterred from starting environmental work in the future because two know they will be bullied
I have been cleaning Chesil with the great Dorset beach clean and our own beach cleans for over 10 years with no publicity. The only reason the media tool an interest is because we had a series of storms and I have a funny and coincidental name. We asked the echo and Wessex fm for help advertising the first storm clean up in Jan but after that they came to us. Nobody is after publicity. That is an old photo I had no control over, it was taken the morning steve and I were collecting dead birds for testing. They didn't take on of me during the clean as I was on the beach. I agree a group photo like the ones we took would be lovely but it's not our choice. It's a shame but the bullying may mean I give this up, so I hope one of you will supply the sand bag depo, the flood lights the brandy row residents asked me for and continue to buy bags, gloves and skips for the cleans as it is your fault I won't be doing it. We have had a wonderful time as a community. Its sad that others will be deterred from starting environmental work in the future because two know they will be bullied Stormdamage
  • Score: 5

2:56am Tue 4 Mar 14

Portland Ninja says...

Stormdamage wrote:
I have been cleaning Chesil with the great Dorset beach clean and our own beach cleans for over 10 years with no publicity. The only reason the media tool an interest is because we had a series of storms and I have a funny and coincidental name. We asked the echo and Wessex fm for help advertising the first storm clean up in Jan but after that they came to us. Nobody is after publicity.
That is an old photo I had no control over, it was taken the morning steve and I were collecting dead birds for testing. They didn't take on of me during the clean as I was on the beach. I agree a group photo like the ones we took would be lovely but it's not our choice.
It's a shame but the bullying may mean I give this up, so I hope one of you will supply the sand bag depo, the flood lights the brandy row residents asked me for and continue to buy bags, gloves and skips for the cleans as it is your fault I won't be doing it. We have had a wonderful time as a community. Its sad that others will be deterred from starting environmental work in the future because two know they will be bullied
Well said! Do not let minor individuals to put you down, rise above them!
[quote][p][bold]Stormdamage[/bold] wrote: I have been cleaning Chesil with the great Dorset beach clean and our own beach cleans for over 10 years with no publicity. The only reason the media tool an interest is because we had a series of storms and I have a funny and coincidental name. We asked the echo and Wessex fm for help advertising the first storm clean up in Jan but after that they came to us. Nobody is after publicity. That is an old photo I had no control over, it was taken the morning steve and I were collecting dead birds for testing. They didn't take on of me during the clean as I was on the beach. I agree a group photo like the ones we took would be lovely but it's not our choice. It's a shame but the bullying may mean I give this up, so I hope one of you will supply the sand bag depo, the flood lights the brandy row residents asked me for and continue to buy bags, gloves and skips for the cleans as it is your fault I won't be doing it. We have had a wonderful time as a community. Its sad that others will be deterred from starting environmental work in the future because two know they will be bullied[/p][/quote]Well said! Do not let minor individuals to put you down, rise above them! Portland Ninja
  • Score: 5

3:09am Tue 4 Mar 14

Portland Ninja says...

Morgasm wrote:
What about the organisers of the great Dorset Beach Clean? That's in its 24th year and is organised by pretty much the same people every year. There’s also those who organise the Marine Conservation Society beach cleans throughout the year. Which has also been running for several years. Nice idea to reward people but at least pick those who’ve put in the effort over the years.
I believe you have completely missed the point. The award is for a Portland resident doing good things in Portland, LOCAL! The person getting the award has been doing things over 10 years. She is acting and responding when things needs to be done. Not when charity based with funding from various sources think, some questionable, decide help is needed. Chesil beach CAN NOT wait for a "yearly" cleanup organised by established "paties" year ahead. Chesil beach is a storm beach. When we have rubbish it has to be cleaned. It can not wait for organised yearly funfairs!!! Therefore Portland needs people like Storm to act when it is needed now!!
[quote][p][bold]Morgasm[/bold] wrote: What about the organisers of the great Dorset Beach Clean? That's in its 24th year and is organised by pretty much the same people every year. There’s also those who organise the Marine Conservation Society beach cleans throughout the year. Which has also been running for several years. Nice idea to reward people but at least pick those who’ve put in the effort over the years.[/p][/quote]I believe you have completely missed the point. The award is for a Portland resident doing good things in Portland, LOCAL! The person getting the award has been doing things over 10 years. She is acting and responding when things needs to be done. Not when charity based with funding from various sources think, some questionable, decide help is needed. Chesil beach CAN NOT wait for a "yearly" cleanup organised by established "paties" year ahead. Chesil beach is a storm beach. When we have rubbish it has to be cleaned. It can not wait for organised yearly funfairs!!! Therefore Portland needs people like Storm to act when it is needed now!! Portland Ninja
  • Score: 2

7:46am Tue 4 Mar 14

purple vonny says...

The first beach clean this year was on 10th jan 2014 . It was started by one person with some bin bags and gloves. A call to Wessex FM brought about 100 people down to help. "we" have done this several times over the last few years and will do it several more times. All the volunteers deserve recognition and praise. Like those two amazing men who have been cleaning up the Fleet on thier own recently.
Thank you from me to all of the lovely people from miles around who come and help at the drop of a hat - the unsung heros.
Whatever it takes to keep the beach and sea litter-free is always welcome.
The first beach clean this year was on 10th jan 2014 . It was started by one person with some bin bags and gloves. A call to Wessex FM brought about 100 people down to help. "we" have done this several times over the last few years and will do it several more times. All the volunteers deserve recognition and praise. Like those two amazing men who have been cleaning up the Fleet on thier own recently. Thank you from me to all of the lovely people from miles around who come and help at the drop of a hat - the unsung heros. Whatever it takes to keep the beach and sea litter-free is always welcome. purple vonny
  • Score: 10

12:48pm Thu 6 Mar 14

codlips says...

Ignore the the retarded views of a few on here Storm,
you've done the community proud, dont let the minority keyboard bullies get to you, give them as good as you get and keep up the good work.
Ignore the the retarded views of a few on here Storm, you've done the community proud, dont let the minority keyboard bullies get to you, give them as good as you get and keep up the good work. codlips
  • Score: -1

7:38pm Thu 6 Mar 14

purple vonny says...

Divers have been dong underwater clean-ups for several years. It's great that this is being brought to public attention. As old divers, we clear plastic and rubbish from the seabed almost every time we go diving. It is wonderful that this is, once again, being given media attention. I would like to thank all the people from the Marine Conservation Society and David Jones from Plastic Oceans who tirelessly raise awareness of these issues.
http://www.dorsetwil
dlifetrust.org.uk/be
ach_clean_at_chesil
Thanks also to Dorset Wildlife Trust who regularly arrange to clean the beach with the help of lots of volunteers.
Don't worry about bullying, we all care about Portland, our oceans and our beaches and will all continue to help, as we have done for years. We love Chesil too. There are lots of upcoming beach cleans and events to help at, so no need to feel disheartened.
Divers have been dong underwater clean-ups for several years. It's great that this is being brought to public attention. As old divers, we clear plastic and rubbish from the seabed almost every time we go diving. It is wonderful that this is, once again, being given media attention. I would like to thank all the people from the Marine Conservation Society and David Jones from Plastic Oceans who tirelessly raise awareness of these issues. http://www.dorsetwil dlifetrust.org.uk/be ach_clean_at_chesil Thanks also to Dorset Wildlife Trust who regularly arrange to clean the beach with the help of lots of volunteers. Don't worry about bullying, we all care about Portland, our oceans and our beaches and will all continue to help, as we have done for years. We love Chesil too. There are lots of upcoming beach cleans and events to help at, so no need to feel disheartened. purple vonny
  • Score: 2

8:00pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Barny02 says...

Amazing people in Portland and Weymouth have being cleaning and caring for our coast line for decades because we love our home county . We do not want praise or publicity. There is a big event for budding volunteers on 27th April http://www.dorsetwil
dlifetrust.org.uk/th
e-great-dorset-beach
-clean2 meet at chesil beach 11am all equipment provided . Looking forward to seeing you there Storm
Amazing people in Portland and Weymouth have being cleaning and caring for our coast line for decades because we love our home county . We do not want praise or publicity. There is a big event for budding volunteers on 27th April http://www.dorsetwil dlifetrust.org.uk/th e-great-dorset-beach -clean2 meet at chesil beach 11am all equipment provided . Looking forward to seeing you there Storm Barny02
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8:43pm Fri 7 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

There was a piece i saw just today about how people feel that the anonymity of the Inter net gives them a licence to be as rude as they like about people, when even they might perhaps feel embarrassed to do so face to face with someone. I think some of the comments here are good examples of that.
There was a piece i saw just today about how people feel that the anonymity of the Inter net gives them a licence to be as rude as they like about people, when even they might perhaps feel embarrassed to do so face to face with someone. I think some of the comments here are good examples of that. arlbergbahn
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