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Volunteers declare war on litter and rubbish on Southwold’s beaches

PUBLISHED: 16:50 30 March 2014 | UPDATED: 20:56 30 March 2014

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Surfers and environmentally friendly coastal residents have teamed up to rid the coastline of Southwold of rubbish and litter.

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Today the environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage organised a beach clean at the north Suffolk resort as part of it national Big Spring Beach Clean campaign.

In Southwold, a small group of volunteers met by the town’s pier to carry out a clean-up.

Surfers Against Sewage had organised more than 120 beach clean events nationally between Friday and Monday for its Big Spring Beach Clean campaign.

On Saturday, another beach clean-up in Southwold was organised by the town’s Adnams brewery.

It saw about 25 bags of rubbish collected by 25 volunteers between Gun Hill and the town’s harbour over a two-hour period.

Organiser Ben Orchard, environmental sustainability manager at Adnams, said one surprise discovery had been the wheel of a car and most rubbish collected was pieces of plastic, believed to have come from boats and ships.

Adnams has adopted a 0.6-mile stretch of the beach from Gun Hill to the harbour through the Marine Conservation Society. Another Adnams beach clean-up will take place in September.

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