A popular east Suffolk ice cream at a crabbing hotspot is now under new ownership after being taken over by an environmentally-friendly ice lolly company.

Scoops ice cream van at Walberswick has been taken over by Lowestoft-based Lickety Ice, which specialises in locally-sourced fruit ice lorries.

Previous owners Bob and Mary Pendered have retired after nine years of running the van at the beauty spot, which is especially popular during the summer months supplying ice creams and crabbing equipment to visitors enjoying the seaside location.

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From Easter, Bex and John Spillings, who run Lickety Ice, will start running the business, which will be at the site until the October half term, when it shuts for the winter.

Bex said she would not be changing anything in the short term, but would start to introduce Lickety Ice's own brands of lollies over the longer period.

Her company already supplies products to Scoops and the couple were already friends with the Pendereds, who offered them the chance to take the van on upon their retirement.

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Bex said: "We have got an existing customer base there and we are just really looking forward to taking the reins and being at Walberswick."

She added the ice cream van will continue offering nets and baits to visitors for crabbing.

Lickety Ice makes lollies using fruits sourced locally and supplies local events and attractions, such as Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve and Jimmy's Farm.

The firm also runs two bakeries – The Box at Southwold and Penny Bun Bakehouse in Lowestoft.

Lickety Ice also prides itself on protecting the environment and provides compost boxes for customers' to bin their lolly wrappers.

These materials are then taken back to the company's Lowestoft base and composted down with other waste from the firm's production processes, such as fruit peels, to be used on the garden where the fruit are grown for the lollies.