Cromer

Time to come clean at Cromer beach

Just Regional
Apr 4, 2016 2 mins read

A shout is going out for helping hands to clean Cromer Beach on Sunday, April 17.

The litter-pick has been organised by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and is part of their national series of clean-up events across the country.

Angie Fitch-Tillett, Cabinet Member for Coastal Management and Environmental Services said: “I would just like to encourage people to get involved and help keep north Norfolk’s beaches free of litter. Plastic bottle litter on UK beaches is up 43%, and animal autopsies on sperm whales beached on the German coast earlier this year showed their stomachs were full of plastic. Our litter is a threat to marine life and we must do our bit to try to reduce this.

“I’m delighted the district council has been able to support Surfers Against Sewage with litter grabbers and bags and I want to encourage as many people to come and make a difference to their local beach.”

The Cromer Beach Clean starts at 12.30pm, meeting outside the Lifeboat Café. All litter-picking equipment will be provided.

Last year more than 12,000 people litter-picked for the Big Spring Beach Clean across the UK, with a total of 634 cleans. If you would like to organise a clean at your local beach or for more information about the Big Spring Beach Clean click on http://www.sas.org.uk/news/beach-cleans/big-spring-beach-clean-2016/

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