Volunteers keeping the Sheringham coast clean

Members of the public taking part in Sheringham in Bloom's beach clean of both Sheringham's West and

Members of the public taking part in Sheringham in Bloom's beach clean of both Sheringham's West and East Beaches, including the beaches that are not litter picked by Kier during the winter months.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A dedicated group of volunteers are helping to keep the north Norfolk coast clean and provide a welcoming sight for tourists visiting the region's beaches.

Sheringham in Bloom organised a clean of both Sheringham West and East Beaches, including the beaches that are not litter picked by Kier during the winter months, on Sunday .

Sheringham In Bloom member and former North Norfolk District Councillor, Hilary Nelson, was one of those helping.

She said: 'The number of people we get helping does vary, we have a core of people who help each time and sometimes in the summer months we get visitors helping as well.'

The Sheringham In Bloom beach clean group, led by Mrs Nelson, holds nine cleans a year. Plastic is a common item found washed up at Sheringham.

Mrs Nelson said they also did particular beach cleans when Sheringham carnival takes place, and enter the carnival's competition to create a sculpture out of waste and rubbish collected on the beach.

Future beach cleans will take place at Sheringham on May 15, June 19, July 10, Thursday, August 4 (which is a carnival beach clean), September 18 which is the Marine Conservation Society Annual Beach Survey, October 30 and December 4.

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All the days are Sunday with the exception of the August date.

To get involved with the beach cleans, email hilarytnelson@gmail.com

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