Around 30 bags of rubbish have been removed from around the West Norfolk coast after the community joined forces for a major litter pick.
Orgnaised by the Single Use Plastics Working Group on the borough council, it saw the public helped by councillors, officials and North West Norfolk MP James Wild.
Cllr Stuart Dark, who attended the event with his son, said: “What a great turn-out for this community-spirited event. It was fantastic to see so many people there, from our elected representatives to members of the public.
“Thank you to everyone who took part for the contribution you made to making our borough a better place. I’d also like to thank the team at the council who make these events possible by providing kits and taking the rubbish away at the end.
“It’s one of the council’s priorities to protect our environment and keeping it free of litter is a great way of preventing plastics from causing harm to humans and wildlife. We also prioritise creating and maintaining good quality places to live and cleaning up our beaches makes them pleasanter, safer and more welcoming to our residents and visitors.”
More beach cleans are planned for the autumn, and spring next year.
If you would like to organise one, you can find out by clicking here The council will arrange for you to pick up and drop off litter kits, which include bags and pickers, and will arrange collection of the rubbish you collect from an agreed place. This service is free.