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Pause for applause for our clean-up teams in Hunstanton

two members of staff cleaning the Hunstanton promenade.

Published: Friday, 12th April 2024

The team who clear the promenade when there have been high tides and strong winds have been extra busy keeping it clear of debris over the past four months.

An increase in the amount of material thrown onto the promenade means the clean-up teams have had to clear it 10 times from 14 December to 12 April.

Cllr Bal Anota, the Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Property and Corporate Services, said: “The promenade is primarily a sea defence but it is also an important amenity to the residents and visitors of Hunstanton and it is both well-loved and well-used.

“With more material than usual having been deposited on the promenade over this past winter our clean-up teams have had to clear it again and again to keep it safe for users.

“Many people don’t even realise what happens – it’s usually been cleared by early or mid-morning. But we are very grateful and wanted to make sure the public can see what a great job they do.”

When high tides and wind combine, significant amounts of material can be thrown up on to the promenade from sand to quite sizeable pebbles and rocks and other debris.

This can make the promenade inaccessible for some people, especially those using wheelchairs or prams. Even for people who do not have reduced mobility, the uneven surface increases the risk of injury.

When there has been a significant deposit of material, the teams clear the promenade first thing on the next day, as soon as it is safe to do so.

The pictures show some of the deposits they have cleared this winter and some of the team after a clean-up.

Hunstanton clean up

Hunstanton clean up

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