Plea for more volunteers to help out with beach clean in Walcott this weekend

Volunteers on the Bacton beach clean event in 2014. (From left) Phil Wills, Moyra Wills, Shelly Dudd

Volunteers on the Bacton beach clean event in 2014. (From left) Phil Wills, Moyra Wills, Shelly Duddy, Chris Duddy and Sally Hoyden. Picture: LISA DUDDY - Credit: Archant

Beaches in north Norfolk are a place to take in the beauty and enjoy strolling along the sandy plains.

But it is also an area where unfortunately the litter from the sea gets washed ashore.

Nationwide beach cleans happen regularly in bid to clear our beauty spots of litter and debris.

A bout of cleans are happening on the north Norfolk coast currently, with the next taking place on Sunday in Walcott.

They are part of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) that is tackling Bacton, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Walcott.

Beach Watch organiser for the MCS, Michelle Duddy, expresses the importance of beach cleans. She said: 'Beach cleans are very important for the survival of our Marine Environment. The litter that gets washed up is what is floating in our oceans and causes severe suffering to many marine animals such as seals, whales, sea birds, dolphins and turtles, who mistake things like plastic bags for food.

'By picking up the litter along the coast we are preventing it going back into the sea and causing more harm to the marine environment. Also it is very unsightly and dangerous to the public who use the beach as well.

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There is a plea for volunteers to help out on Sunday. It is happening on Ostend Beach in Walcott at 1pm with volunteers being asked to meet at the Ostend Gap.

Future planned beach cleans are:

Saturday February 13 at 10am in Sea Palling. To meet at the ramp next to Reefs Bar.

Sunday February 21 at 11am in Mundesley. To meet at the ramp opposite the arcade.

Sunday March 6 at 11am in Walcott. To meet at the Walcott seafront gap.

Saturday March 12 at 1pm in Sea Palling. To meet at the ramp next to Reefs Bar.

Sunday March 27 at 11am in Mundesley. To meet at the ramp opposite the arcade.