Bin ends up at Norfolk beauty spot after 70-mile river journey

PUBLISHED: 08:45 21 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:20 21 November 2019

A Peterborough City Coincil bin has been found at Blakeney Point: Picture: Norfolk Coast National Trust

A Peterborough City Coincil bin has been found at Blakeney Point: Picture: Norfolk Coast National Trust


A council-owned litter bin has landed at Blakeney Point after apparently travelling 70 miles down a river and around the coast.

The bin, which is owned by Peterborough City Council, appeared at the site of England's largest seal colony on Wednesday, November 20.

It was found by Norfolk Coast National Trust, which said: "We think it's likely that it fell in the river Nene and made its way to us that way.

"We reckon it had heard about our seal pups and fancied a visit, however we're now unsure how it will get home."

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Andy Coles, a councillor for Peterborough City Council, replied on Twitter saying that his colleague Chris Harper was "asking for any news about the missing bin from Brodsworth Road".

"I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear you'd found it," he said.

The Norfolk Coast National Trust has approached Peterborough City Council to make arrangements to return the bin.

This is not the first time something has travelled to Blakeney Point, a spokesperson from the National Trust said: "About two years ago a lifesaving ring washed up on the beach.

"It had coordinates on it and when we looked them up, it was from Southwold Pier.

"It just goes to show how careful you need to be when you leave plastics on the beach of drop them in the sea."

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