Aiming to reduce single use plastic in Whitstable

Plastic Free Whitstable

Plastic Free Whitstable

PFW is a group of concerned local residents trying to reduce single-use plastic in our community. We started meeting in early 2018 and by the end of the year we had achieved Plastic-Free status from Surfers Against Sewage, the first place in Kent to do so.

Our objectives include:

  • Working with Canterbury City Council to eliminate single-use plastics in council-controlled venues and events and encourage their support for plastic-free communities
  • Encouraging and offering support to businesses to replace single-use plastic with suitable alternatives
  • Spreading the word through community organisations, schools and public places
  • Organising and participating in events including monthly beach cleans with our partner organisation Whitstable’s Marine Environment Group
  • Reporting to a steering group of community stakeholders on a yearly basis

If you would like further information please message or email

We need a little bit of help - we are doing some refurb work whilst we aren't open everyday. We would absolutely LOVE a new under the sink cabinet as ours is in need of a replace. If anyone has an unused one at home that you would be happy to donate to us (1/2)

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If you need food or want to help call Red Zebra 01227 262313 or email

The Umbrella Café@umbrella_cafe

Listen up #Whitstable. We need to stick together. Here are details for help. @RedZebraCommSol is the main coordinator alongside community groups and Councillors. Please follow @shop_by_the_sea__ who will all be sharing information for Whitstable. Thank you and stay safe. #Covid19

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Amid all the neccessary #COVID_19uk worry our #payitforward is struggling - you don't have to come in to donate, we now have an easy @PayPal link on our website

We are still open & we are still a #communitycafe doing our bit to fight social isolation 💖

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