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Litter pickers set to swoop on popular storm-hit beach on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 12:14 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 11 April 2018

A beach litter-pick drew a good crowd at Winterton and a second one is planned for Saturday (April 14), Photo: Supplied by Caroline Fernandez

A beach litter-pick drew a good crowd at Winterton and a second one is planned for Saturday (April 14), Photo: Supplied by Caroline Fernandez

supplied by Caroline Fernandez

Cheerful chatter will rise from the sands at Winterton on Saturday when an army of litter pickers stages a clean-up.

A beach litter-pick drew a good crowd at Winterton and a second one is planned for Saturday (April 14), Photo: Supplied by Caroline FernandezA beach litter-pick drew a good crowd at Winterton and a second one is planned for Saturday (April 14), Photo: Supplied by Caroline Fernandez

The event is being lead by nurse Caroline Fernandez who was shocked by the amount of rubbish left by the Beast from the East after it threw all it could at the coast last month.

An earlier effort saw some 25 volunteers bag all sorts of rubbish including a carpet of plastic cotton bud stems, and odd items like shuttlecocks, floor coverings, and plastic netting.

MORE: Happy ending for Frisbee the seal as she is released into the North Sea

Mrs Fernandez, who moved to the village from Essex a year ago with her husband Austin, said she was shocked by amount of rubbish left behind by the storm which as well as being unsightly was a hazard to wildlife.

She was also inspired by the plight of Frisbee the seal who nearly died after a frisbee became embedded in his neck.

She is staging a second clean-up on Saturday. Meet at the Dunes cafe at 10am.

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