TV star Kate is on sand to help with clean-up

Kate Humble

Kate Humble

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TV PRESENTER Kate Humble teamed up with an environmental charity to take part in a beach clean.

The star joined volunteers on the beach near the West Pier in Brighton to collect litter and raise awareness of the 2014 Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

The scheme, run in association with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), is a nationwide initiative to keep the UK’s beaches “barefoot friendly”.

Volunteers who came along to yesterday afternoon's clean up were given a t-shirt and rewarded with a glass of wine when they finished.

Kate, the campaign's ambassador, said: “We are extremely lucky to have such beautiful beaches in our country - it’s only right we do what we can to create coastal communities that exist in harmony with nature.

“Brighton is one of the most visited beaches in the UK and it is clear it is very well looked after.

“However you are still going to find litter and it is vital we get the message across.

“I've just done 200 metres and there are a lot of small bits and pieces hidden under the pebbles, including plastic and metal bottle tops. There are also bits of old fishing nets and string.

“Not only is litter unsightly, it is also dangerous to marine wildlife.

“A lot of people think if they leave rubbish on the beach it will be washed out by the tide.

“However all the tide does is move the rubbish from place to another. It will always end up somewhere else and cause problems there.

“I'd like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came along today for their efforts in the clean-up.

“We are calling on people to stop and think about rubbish and make sure they either take it home or put it in a bin.”

Marine litter causes a reduction in fish and marine mammal populations and the campaign is also calling on communities to pull together to help deal with litter and sewage-related debris.

The team will be at East Wittering beach near Chichester today.

*A beach clean up organised by The Argus at the end of May attracted hundreds of people.

They ended up collecting a lorry-load of rubbish left behind on the city's famous shingle seafront, ranging from bottle tops and beer cans to nappies and discarded plastic.

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11:50am Sat 19 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

I have one thing to say to Kate Humble............"H
ello Curly"
I have one thing to say to Kate Humble............"H ello Curly" NathanAdler
  • Score: -3

1:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

hellohonkytonks says...

Who???
Who??? hellohonkytonks
  • Score: -7

2:09pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Goldenwight says...

ARGUS, you failed to report one imprtant fact- how much litter did she actually clear?
ARGUS, you failed to report one imprtant fact- how much litter did she actually clear? Goldenwight
  • Score: -1

6:41pm Sat 19 Jul 14

pebble counter says...

I can't stand her. She's keeping people who have real passion about nature off the telly. She just wants a job in TV and will do anything to get one.
I can't stand her. She's keeping people who have real passion about nature off the telly. She just wants a job in TV and will do anything to get one. pebble counter
  • Score: -7

7:25pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Levent says...

Why don't you "liberals" actually start clearing up your own rubbish?

Every park I go to is littered with dog's mess, fag butts-plastic bottles-beer cans..etc. even benches in memorial to the dead aren't spared your selfish inconsiderate "liberal" behaviour .I know you libs have no sense of decency, but please have a modicum of respect for those who do NOT subscribe to your debauched way of living. And for my part, when YOU have a memorial bench in YOUR honour or for YOUR loved ones.., I'll for once be only too pleased to give it the respect due in keeping with your own degenerate traditions!
Why don't you "liberals" actually start clearing up your own rubbish? Every park I go to is littered with dog's mess, fag butts-plastic bottles-beer cans..etc. even benches in memorial to the dead aren't spared your selfish inconsiderate "liberal" behaviour .I know you libs have no sense of decency, but please have a modicum of respect for those who do NOT subscribe to your debauched way of living. And for my part, when YOU have a memorial bench in YOUR honour or for YOUR loved ones.., I'll for once be only too pleased to give it the respect due in keeping with your own degenerate traditions! Levent
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Sat 19 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

How long was she there? ,5 mins?
How long was she there? ,5 mins? NickBrt
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10:09pm Sat 19 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

Now all you good Junkies out there please take your needles home and put them in the bin, I don't think so somehow what a patronising b-tch.
Now all you good Junkies out there please take your needles home and put them in the bin, I don't think so somehow what a patronising b-tch. chrismilo
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11:50pm Sat 19 Jul 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

NickBrt wrote:
How long was she there? ,5 mins?
She was driven onto the beach in her 4x4 and put a bottle of ribena in the bin before driving off.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: How long was she there? ,5 mins?[/p][/quote]She was driven onto the beach in her 4x4 and put a bottle of ribena in the bin before driving off. JeevesMcMontague
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8:01am Sun 20 Jul 14

Nikski says...

There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though....
There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though.... Nikski
  • Score: 8

9:01am Sun 20 Jul 14

pebble counter says...

Nikski wrote:
There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though....
Actually I was at Rottingdean beach last week doing exactly what you suggest. It was incredibly litter free actually. Of course it didn't attract any media attention, because we aren't bubbly blondes desperate to get on the television, just people doing ordinary public spirited things, there are lots of people doing the same each week. If Kate Humble really wants to make a difference why not just turn up and do it without tipping the press off? Then I'd be slightly less snide, unpleasant and pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though....[/p][/quote]Actually I was at Rottingdean beach last week doing exactly what you suggest. It was incredibly litter free actually. Of course it didn't attract any media attention, because we aren't bubbly blondes desperate to get on the television, just people doing ordinary public spirited things, there are lots of people doing the same each week. If Kate Humble really wants to make a difference why not just turn up and do it without tipping the press off? Then I'd be slightly less snide, unpleasant and pathetic. pebble counter
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sun 20 Jul 14

Nikski says...

The whole point is to attract attention and highlight the issue......to try and make a lot more people think about it and hopefully do something about it! Surely you can see that? People in the public eye, celebs, call them what you will, can help to get press and public attention and therefore spread the word. The fact that Ms Humble may or may not have actually cleared up a lot of litter is slightly irrelevant, that wasn't her purpose. What difference can one person make on their own anyway; the idea is to change attitudes towards leaving litter so that it becomes less acceptable and more people get involved in community action. I am well aware that there are many people such as yourself who do these things without any fuss or fanfare, and don't ask for credit for doing it - I also do the same on a local level. However to get a message across to the wider community it can be very helpful to use the media and well-known people to publicise that message. That is all, and it doesn't really warrant criticism and personal comments about the person doing it!
Just seems seems to me there is a certain resentment amongst a number of people who post on the Argus towards anyone who tries to do something positive. Perhaps it is jealousy because that person is more famous, better off, better-looking or just more pro-active.? I'm really not sure. but it is very tiresome and unnecessary I do know that. Well done to you anyway for what you did at Rottingdean!
The whole point is to attract attention and highlight the issue......to try and make a lot more people think about it and hopefully do something about it! Surely you can see that? People in the public eye, celebs, call them what you will, can help to get press and public attention and therefore spread the word. The fact that Ms Humble may or may not have actually cleared up a lot of litter is slightly irrelevant, that wasn't her purpose. What difference can one person make on their own anyway; the idea is to change attitudes towards leaving litter so that it becomes less acceptable and more people get involved in community action. I am well aware that there are many people such as yourself who do these things without any fuss or fanfare, and don't ask for credit for doing it - I also do the same on a local level. However to get a message across to the wider community it can be very helpful to use the media and well-known people to publicise that message. That is all, and it doesn't really warrant criticism and personal comments about the person doing it! Just seems seems to me there is a certain resentment amongst a number of people who post on the Argus towards anyone who tries to do something positive. Perhaps it is jealousy because that person is more famous, better off, better-looking or just more pro-active.? I'm really not sure. but it is very tiresome and unnecessary I do know that. Well done to you anyway for what you did at Rottingdean! Nikski
  • Score: 4

10:12am Sun 20 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Never heard of the ol' bat, but from what I have just read she must be a pretty extraordinary human bring to pick up a few empty crisp packets like that...
Never heard of the ol' bat, but from what I have just read she must be a pretty extraordinary human bring to pick up a few empty crisp packets like that... Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Sun 20 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

The issue here is that thousands of lazy, stupid, ignorant people leave a mess on the beach.

It's time something was done about them.
The issue here is that thousands of lazy, stupid, ignorant people leave a mess on the beach. It's time something was done about them. stevo!!
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Sun 20 Jul 14

pebble counter says...

Nikski wrote:
The whole point is to attract attention and highlight the issue......to try and make a lot more people think about it and hopefully do something about it! Surely you can see that? People in the public eye, celebs, call them what you will, can help to get press and public attention and therefore spread the word. The fact that Ms Humble may or may not have actually cleared up a lot of litter is slightly irrelevant, that wasn't her purpose. What difference can one person make on their own anyway; the idea is to change attitudes towards leaving litter so that it becomes less acceptable and more people get involved in community action. I am well aware that there are many people such as yourself who do these things without any fuss or fanfare, and don't ask for credit for doing it - I also do the same on a local level. However to get a message across to the wider community it can be very helpful to use the media and well-known people to publicise that message. That is all, and it doesn't really warrant criticism and personal comments about the person doing it!
Just seems seems to me there is a certain resentment amongst a number of people who post on the Argus towards anyone who tries to do something positive. Perhaps it is jealousy because that person is more famous, better off, better-looking or just more pro-active.? I'm really not sure. but it is very tiresome and unnecessary I do know that. Well done to you anyway for what you did at Rottingdean!
Thanks for your reply. I do see that it is to attract publicity, of course, and that the outcome is bound to be positive, and that you are right. My negative attitude towards her started when she was new to Naturewatch or whichever programme she first appeared on and kept getting simple things wrong which a genuine nature lover would have known, and therefore keeping someone more interesting but probably uglier off the screen. She's ceratinly more famous and better looking, but not more pro-active, she's cash-active. If Bill Oddie had been down there picking up crisp packets I'd be far more supportive. Also, to be truthful, I didn't choose to clean the beach but got pushed into it by my daughter I'm ashamed to say, but I did get a kick out of making a beautiful place stay beautiful.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: The whole point is to attract attention and highlight the issue......to try and make a lot more people think about it and hopefully do something about it! Surely you can see that? People in the public eye, celebs, call them what you will, can help to get press and public attention and therefore spread the word. The fact that Ms Humble may or may not have actually cleared up a lot of litter is slightly irrelevant, that wasn't her purpose. What difference can one person make on their own anyway; the idea is to change attitudes towards leaving litter so that it becomes less acceptable and more people get involved in community action. I am well aware that there are many people such as yourself who do these things without any fuss or fanfare, and don't ask for credit for doing it - I also do the same on a local level. However to get a message across to the wider community it can be very helpful to use the media and well-known people to publicise that message. That is all, and it doesn't really warrant criticism and personal comments about the person doing it! Just seems seems to me there is a certain resentment amongst a number of people who post on the Argus towards anyone who tries to do something positive. Perhaps it is jealousy because that person is more famous, better off, better-looking or just more pro-active.? I'm really not sure. but it is very tiresome and unnecessary I do know that. Well done to you anyway for what you did at Rottingdean![/p][/quote]Thanks for your reply. I do see that it is to attract publicity, of course, and that the outcome is bound to be positive, and that you are right. My negative attitude towards her started when she was new to Naturewatch or whichever programme she first appeared on and kept getting simple things wrong which a genuine nature lover would have known, and therefore keeping someone more interesting but probably uglier off the screen. She's ceratinly more famous and better looking, but not more pro-active, she's cash-active. If Bill Oddie had been down there picking up crisp packets I'd be far more supportive. Also, to be truthful, I didn't choose to clean the beach but got pushed into it by my daughter I'm ashamed to say, but I did get a kick out of making a beautiful place stay beautiful. pebble counter
  • Score: 0

6:33am Mon 21 Jul 14

babe19uk1 says...

I was on Brighton beach on Wednesday Really nice day
Then I see a family 3 adults 4 teenager .
I was completely shocked to see the adult throwing pebbles at an empty bottle which they put there, then a empty Pringles tub.
When they got up to leave not one of them bothered to pick up their rubbish just left it there,
Just a couple of carrier bags would of cleared it
What is wrong with people
Would you leave rubbish on the floor in your house don't think so
I was on Brighton beach on Wednesday Really nice day Then I see a family 3 adults 4 teenager . I was completely shocked to see the adult throwing pebbles at an empty bottle which they put there, then a empty Pringles tub. When they got up to leave not one of them bothered to pick up their rubbish just left it there, Just a couple of carrier bags would of cleared it What is wrong with people Would you leave rubbish on the floor in your house don't think so babe19uk1
  • Score: 2

7:51am Mon 21 Jul 14

gaay buoy says...

Nikski wrote:
There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though....
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[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: There really is no story that is spared your nasty negative mean spirited comments is there?! Someone in the public eye trying to bring attention to the fact that Brighton's beaches are often left in a disgusting state by some of the lazy slobs that use them, to TRY & encourage people to take their litter home with them or even put it in bins; all you can offer are snide, unpleasant & pointless remarks about her! Horrible pathetic people some of you....why don't you do something useful for a change and go down to the beach and clear up some litter? Would that be too much for you? Takes a little more effort than tapping on a keyboard though....[/p][/quote]YAWN...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ gaay buoy
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7:51am Mon 21 Jul 14

gaay buoy says...

hellohonkytonks wrote:
Who???
EXACTLY LOL
[quote][p][bold]hellohonkytonks[/bold] wrote: Who???[/p][/quote]EXACTLY LOL gaay buoy
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