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Cleaning up the beach at Hunstanton




Marine conservation was the order of the day as 40 people turned up to clear litter at Old Hunstanton Beach on Saturday.

The clean-up was organised by Louise De Lisle and Diane Westwood of the Sea Shepherd UK.

Among the items picked up were balloons, plastic toys, rope and plastic bottles.

Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125899)
Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125899)

Miss De Lisle said: “We try to encourage the public to become more aware of their impact on the environment.

“People do not need an organised group because they can educate at the same time.

“We get a range of people including families with children and all age groups come along which is fantastic. We had people travelling 10, 20, 30 miles to come to the beach clean.

“They can get involved with a community activity which is doing something positive for the environment.”

Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125903)
Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125903)

Sea Shepherd organise at least one beach clean a month and target various beaches across the county including West Runton, Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton.

On Saturday, June 8 the next beach clean will take place at West Runton.

Miss De Lisle said discarded fishing pots has been a particularly notable problem on the North Norfolk coast.

Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125900)
Beach Clean - Up at Old Hunstanton Beach. Pictured volunteers registering for the clean-up.. (10125900)

The beach cleans are part of a Marine Debris Campaign taking place across the United Kingdom.

Miss De Lisle added: “We work every single month and are active in the winter months as rubbish can be brought in from high tides so it is something we do all year round.”



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