Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong, and their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle.
With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine litter. Message in a Bottle is now on at:
Reculver Visitor Centre open Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm till 29th August, on display are:
- a Bottle Beach Hut, made of 2 litre bottles filled with beach litter,
- a bottle top deckchair made up of 560 bottle tops threaded onto 40 metres of cord, and
- a Mermaid made from crisp packets, balloon litter and recycled items!
- More details below.
‘Message in a Bottle’ Dates 2011
Herne Bay Band Stand/Sea Front
August, location TBC
Reculver Visitor Centre
Horsebridge Centre Whitstable
9-6 Monday-Saturday 10-6 Sunday
For more information, and great pictures of work in progress and previous exhibits, visit