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Clean up Norfolk and Waveney’s beaches one last time as part of Big Coast Clean Up

PUBLISHED: 16:44 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 13 September 2018

Volunteers with some of the rubbish and litter they have cleared from the North Denes dunes and beach at Lowestoft as part of the campaign by the EDP and Lowestoft Journal joining forces with the Big Blue Ocean Clean Up. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Volunteers with some of the rubbish and litter they have cleared from the North Denes dunes and beach at Lowestoft as part of the campaign by the EDP and Lowestoft Journal joining forces with the Big Blue Ocean Clean Up. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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After a successful summer cleaning up our beautiful Norfolk and Waveney beaches it’s time to get down to the sand one final time.

Dedicated volunteers turned out in force at the EDP Big Coast Clean Up at Sea Palling. The team getting ready to go. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOPDedicated volunteers turned out in force at the EDP Big Coast Clean Up at Sea Palling. The team getting ready to go. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

As part of the EDP’s Big Coast Clean Up campaign, this newspaper is encouraging people to take part in The Great British Beach Clean this weekend.

Over three days people concerned about the health of our beaches across the UK have organised beach cleans to help clear up after a busy summer season.

Norfolk and Waveney beaches are no different with 13 events taking place across the region.

The event, run by the Marine Conservation Society, has been running for the last 24 years with nearly 7,000 volunteers taking part last year. More than 7,000 volunteers have already signed up to more than 400 beach cleans.

Great Yarmouth Beach Clean 2018 Picture: NEIL PERRYGreat Yarmouth Beach Clean 2018 Picture: NEIL PERRY

Marine Conservation Society beach and river clean-up project officer Lizzie Prior said: “Since last year, we’ve seen the BBC’s Blue Planet II effect, so that more and more people have been keen to clean beaches at our many events throughout the year.

“We hope it’ll make this year’s Great British Beach Clean the biggest, by volunteer number, ever.”

If you want to get involved you can join any of the following beach cleans;

On Friday, September 14;
Hunstanton, on Snettisham beach at 10am, organised by Carrie Carey.

Volunteers at work clearing rubbish and litter from the North Denes dunes and beach at Lowestoft as part of the campaign by the EDP and Lowestoft Journal joining forces with the Big Blue Ocean Clean Up. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYVolunteers at work clearing rubbish and litter from the North Denes dunes and beach at Lowestoft as part of the campaign by the EDP and Lowestoft Journal joining forces with the Big Blue Ocean Clean Up. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cromer, on East Runton beach at 10.30am, organised by Will Stewart.

Great Yarmouth, on the South beach at 4pm, organised by Hannah Barclay.

On Saturday, September 15;

Hunstanton, on Titchwell Marsh at 10am, organised by Carrie Carey.

Holt, on Cley Beach and Blakeney Point at 10am, organised by Alex Green.

Southwold, on The Denes at 10.30am, organised by Benedict Orchard.

Hunstanton, on Heacham beach at 11.45am, organised by Erna Gotyar.

On Sunday, September 16;

Sheringham, on Sheringham West beach at 10am, organised by Anne Smith.

Cley Next-the-sea, on Cley beach at 10.30am, organised by Pauline Gillings.

Mundesley, on Mundesley beach at 1pm, organised by Michelle Duddy.

Heacham, at the beach north of Jubilee Bridge at 1pm, organised by Chris Fyson.

Great Yarmouth, at Gorleston beach at 1pm, organised Hannah Barclay.

Lowestoft, at Pakefield beach at 2.30pm, organised by Paula Granfield.

Details for individual cleans are available on the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch website.

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