Society Activities:

One of the objectives of the Friends of Stokes Bay is :

To provide practical assistance, advice and support to Gosport Borough Council and their contractors in maintaining a clean and safe environment in the area, while remaining an apolitical and independent society.

In order to do this we undertake practical work along the Bay.

Litter Picking

Next Litter Pick

Saturday 9th September at 10.00am meeting at the Splash pool


Previous Litter Picks

June 24 2017
Despite the sizzling temperatures throughout the week, who’d have guessed that we then had to cancel our litter pick on Saturday 24th June.  Although half a dozen of us did brave the elements, the strong winds and heavy rain beat us in the end!

March 4 2017
What a spectacular turnout we had for this litter pack. Over fifty adults with more than thirty children (thanks to parents from Gomer Junior School) helped to scour Stokes Bay for  litter. So many volunteers that litter was scarce. There seems to have been a great reduction in the number of carrier bags, bottles and cans. A significant improvement on previous years.



October 8th 2016

Another sucessful litter pick with the weather much kinder this time. Thanks to all who turned up and helped.

Litter Pick October 2016 Litter Pick October 2016


June 25th 2016

Well done to all those who turned out for the litter pick despite the forecast heavy rain. Twelve sacks of litter were collected.

June Litter Pick

Litter Pick June 2016

Our first litter pick for 2016 saw a wonderful turn out for our ‘Clean for the Queen’ event on 5th March.
This was an initiative by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and we were joined by members of Alverstoke Women’s Institute, staff from Hampshire County Council, Gosport Street Pastors, County Councillor Chris Carter and local families.

Litter Pick March 2016

Litter Pick March 2016


‘Round the Harbour’ litter clean at Stokes Bay on 6 June 2015.

Litter Pick June 2015

Litter Pick June 2015


We organise 4 clearances a year along the Bay – covering the beach and green areas stretching from Bayside cafe to the Gilkicker lagoons.


The Friends have taken on the responsibility for maintaining the paintwork of the two shelters along the promenade at Stokes Bay. Members’ help with this is always welcome. Contact the society if you feel you are able to assist.


Promenade with shelter looking east

Flower beds

The friends have agreed to maintain the two flower beds in front of the Pebble Beach  cafe close to the Sailing Club. Any members who have time to spare and have a talent for nurturing plants will be welcomed with open arms. This is not an easy environment for cultivating seaside plants but the Friends are determined to make a difference so that visitors can enjoy the flowers.

Flower Bed

The flower beds alongside the Pebble Beach Cafe


The Friends have volunteered to maintain these flower beds

 Maintained by The friends of Stokes Bay

Michaelmas Fair

The Friends usually have a stall at the Alverstoke Michaelmas fair held in September of each year in the streets surrounding Alverstoke Village and church.  The Friends’ stall helps to promote the Friends and our activities. We usually have a selection of our publications on display and for sale. Anyone who can spare some time to assist on the stall will be welcomed. Contact the secretary for more details.

Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Stokes Bay hold their Annual General Meeting in June of each year at the Village Centre in Green Road Alverstoke Gosport PO12 2ET. As well as delivering annual reports to the members and electing officers and members of the Committee the AGM usually has a informative talk, followed by refreshments.