Keep Cromer Clean: A couple of tips on how to keep the beach looking beautiful

A kite flyer enjoying the sunshine at Cromer beach. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A kite flyer enjoying the sunshine at Cromer beach. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

Cromer’s beach is one of the main attractions of the seaside town.

#2minutebeachclean board with litter pickers. Picture: Archant#2minutebeachclean board with litter pickers. Picture: Archant

However, it only takes a few to ruin it for the many.

Annie Claussen-Reynolds is the North Norfolk District Council’s portfolio holder for Waste and Environmental Services.

She has offered some advice to residents and visitors, so that everyone can help do their bit for a cleaner Cromer.

She said: “Keeping our wonderful beach in Cromer clean is easy when we all follow a few simple steps.

“It is one of six Blue Flag beaches in North Norfolk – no district in England has more Blue Flags – and this tells our residents and visitors that the beach cleanliness and water quality is of a very high standard.”

She continued: “To help keep it that way, dealing properly with your litter is a great way to start. There are plenty of bins provided.

“In particular, the new Big Belly bins will take more rubbish than more traditional bins, helping prevent overflow.”

She added: “It’s the same with dog mess. During those times of the year when dogs are allowed on the beach, please bag and bin it.”

Mrs Claussen-Reynolds also highlighted the council’s campaign for a #2minutebeachclean.

She said: “During the summer, we encourage everyone who visits the beach to read our #2minutebeachclean boards and take part in this simple campaign.

“If everyone spends just two minutes checking for rubbish, it will go a long way to maintaining our beautiful beach.”

To give an extra helping hand to those participating in the #2minutebeachclean, litter pickers have been provided on the campaign’s boards along the Cromer promenade.

Helpers are invited to take a bag and litter picker, and take a picture and share photos of the rubbish left on the beach.

The rubbish can then be recycled or binned as appropriate.

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