Drain Art Competition!

Look at these brilliant examples of drain art, aren’t they great? But we think our local children can do even better, and are looking for some fantastic designs to be submitted to be painted on our local road drains to raise awareness of litter washing straight out to sea! Did you know that most drains…

Borrow Bags – can you help?

This unprecedented period of our lives has meant, for most people, more time spent at home, starting new hobbies and catching up on all the things that they have been putting off for, well, ever! Amongst the new hobbies, we’ve seen people taking up gardening in earnest, sewing, painting, reading and so much more. If…

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…