Lowestoft: Volunteers remove skipful of storm debris from beach

A team of volunteers working hard clearing Pakefield beach of rubbish.

A team of volunteers working hard clearing Pakefield beach of rubbish. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Volunteers have cleared a Suffolk beach of a skipful of debris that resulted from the tidal surge earlier this month.

Around 15 people helped clear the beach at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, which had seen metres of sand washed away. Saturday’s clean-up was organised by the Oddfellows pub and saw regulars and fishing men remove metal and wire from old fishing boats and wood, tarpaulins and plastic items from the beach.

Charlie Atkins, landlord of the Oddfellows, said the volunteers had gathered up about a skipful of material.

He said: “You can see the difference we have made. There was a lot of debris on the beach and about 20metres of sand had been washed away.”

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