Small Business & Community Awards Finalist

We were very surprised and pleased to receive this in the post yesterday! We didn’t know that we had been nominated for the Best Community Group category, and are so grateful to be a finalist. Huge thanks to whoever nominated us, we will keep working hard to try to improve our environment, from our local…

Registered Charity Status Awarded!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have just been awarded registered charity status as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The Final Straw Solent CIC is now the Final Straw Foundation CIO. This is a huge deal for us and we are very excited! We have worked hard over the last couple of years…

Help us get a new Big Fish for Bournemouth!

We are absolutely thrilled to be fundraising for a new ‘Nellie’ the big metal fish for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area. Our Nellie had a very successful visit to Bournemouth over July and we are now working with We have the POWER and Plastic Free Bournemouth to create BCP’s own ‘Nellie’ for recycling single-use…

Big welcome for Nellie in Bournemouth!

Last year, we were really pleased to be contacted by an organisation in Bournemouth to see if Nellie the fish could visit the glorious Jurassic coastline over the summer. Our plans were progressing well – and then the world went a bit mad with the arrival of Covid-19!