Small cottages beside a small stream with a water mill. It's a lovely sunny day and the village looks quaint.

Grays Beachcombers

Grays Riverside Big Local

Steve Catchpole, a member of the Grays Riverside Big Local, explains his experience setting up Grays Beachcombers – a monthly shoreline litter picking event which keeps growing.

After being approached by Thames 21 to help volunteer for a litterpick, Steve identified the need for regular events to be held at Gray's Beach. This case study takes you step by step through how Steve Set up Grays Beachcombers and developed it into a much bigger and really impressive project covering ten different locations between Tilbury and Rainham.