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Cleaning up on Felixstowe Beach

10 October 2017

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Cleaning up on Felixstowe BeachThey're cleaning up on Felixstowe beach - thanks to a handy piece of kit. The 'two minute beach clean' board, located at the Visit Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre beach hut (opposite Felixstowe Town Hall) is proving to be a huge success with the public.

Since its launch at Art on the Prom in 2017, the litter grabbers and bags provided at the board have been taken out by all ages to collect and clean areas of the beach at Felixstowe. Felixstowe's 'two minute beach clean' board was the first of its type in the county of Suffolk.

Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director said: "We are thrilled with the way the board has taken off. There was extensive coverage of its launch on social media and, during Art on the Prom, a queue developed as visitors waited to give-it-a-go. It's a great and fun way to engage and encourage people to keep our lovely beaches at Felixstowe clean and pristine".

So, if you are walking along the prom or you have time to spare during your lunch hour - all it takes is just two minutes to do your bit!

Alongside the beach clean board, there are regular litter picks to join at Felixstowe: Landguard and Trimley Marshes nature reserves, as well as several local organisations and groups, such as the Rotary Club, Litter-Free Felixstowe and the Felixstowe Society, organise events too. Suffolk Coastal Norse are always happy to work with community groups and volunteers across the district to tackle litter. They organise and provide equipment to the annual spring clean litter picking events and to organisations that undertake litter picks throughout the year. If you want to organise a litter pick anywhere in the District, contact Norse on 01394 444000. As well as providing the equipment, Norse will also arrange to take the rubbish away afterwards.

The 'two minute beach clean' board is on display and available whenever the Visit Felixstowe beach hut is open for business.