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West Norfolk Council’s clean-up teams have been busy cleaning promenade in Hunstanton





The team which clears Hunstanton’s promenade during high tides and strong winds has been busy keeping it free of debris over the past four months.

An increase in the amount of material thrown onto the promenade means the clean-up teams from West Norfolk Council had to clear it ten times between December 14 and April 12.

Cllr Bal Anota, the borough council’s cabinet member for property and corporate services, said: “The promenade is primarily a sea defence but it is also an important amenity to the residents and visitors of Hunstanton and it is both well-loved and well-used.

Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up

“With more material than usual having been deposited on the promenade over this past winter, our clean-up teams have had to clear it again and again to keep it safe for users.

“Many people don’t even realise what happens – it’s usually been cleared by early or mid-morning. But we are very grateful and wanted to make sure the public can see what a great job they do.”

When high tides and wind combine, significant amounts of material can be thrown up onto the promenade, including sand, sizeable pebbles, rocks, and other debris.

Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up

This can make the promenade inaccessible for some people, especially those using wheelchairs or prams. Even for people who do not have reduced mobility, the uneven surface increases their risk of injury.

When there has been a significant deposit of material, the teams clear the promenade first thing on the next day, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up
Promenade clean up

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