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Green-fingered Scouts clean-up plastic pollution from north Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 13:28 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 24 April 2018

Members of Hainford and Frettenham Scout group after the clean-up on Trimingham beach. Picture: MICHAEL FISHER

Members of Hainford and Frettenham Scout group after the clean-up on Trimingham beach. Picture: MICHAEL FISHER

MICHAEL FISHER

Children and teenagers did their bit for the environment by cleaning up a stretch of north Norfolk coast.

Some 35 members of the Hainford and Frettenham Scout group, aged six-16, picked up several bags worth of man-made rubbish from Trimingham beach.

The clean-up mission took place on this year’s Earth Day on April 22.

Earth Day is a worldwide annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection and this year focused on plastic pollution.

Scout leader Matt Cole, 48, from Chapel Road in Alburgh, said the Cubs, Beavers, Scouts and Explorers collected plastic bottles, plastic bottle tops, energy drink cans, plastic bags, bits of fishing net and electrical cables.

He said they also learned about coastal erosion.

Mr Cole said: “It was very positive. It ties in well with what the children are learning at school. It was a worthwhile trip.”

For more information about the Scout group email hainford.frettenham.scouts@gmail.com

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