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14 January 2014, 10:47 | Updated: 14 January 2014, 11:21
Operations have begun to clean-up the waste off the beaches near Great Yarmouth.
After the tidal surge that took place at the beaches around Great Yarmouth, major works have begun to clear the waste that the surge has left and is believed to take up to two weeks. In some places the council believe the waste is up to 3 feet deep.
The storm happened last month and left the coast and several houses damaged. It is said to be the worst tidal surge to take place in our region in 60 years.
The clean-up operation will take place on the shoreline between Gorleston and Scratby. The waste will be taken to Aldeby landfill site when the beaches are clear.
Trevor Wainwright, Borough Council’s leader, said: “The Great Yarmouth borough is rightly world-famous for its beautiful, clean beaches, and it is vital for the local economy that this reputation is maintained.
The borough council and GYB Services Ltd have reacted swiftly to this huge challenge, allocating time and resource to ensure the shoreline is once again pristine in advance of this summer’s holiday season.
In the meantime – and as ever – the borough council advises those considering scavenging on beaches not pick up anything they cannot identify.”