Southwold: Stormy seas blamed for rubbish in beaches

Dark sky over beach huts at Southwold

Dark sky over beach huts at Southwold - Credit:

STORMY seas have been dumping large amounts of rubbish on a popular beach.

Southwold Coastguard posted a video of the piles of seaweed, plastic, wood and other rubbish on website Twitter and a complaint has been made to Southwold Town Council. The complainant warned of the “health and safety hazard” saying the rubbish was mainly between the pier and Ladies Walk and was now more than one foot in depth.

He said the rubbish was potentially dangerous to children and needed immediate attention before visitors arrived for the Easter holidays.

Responsibility for cleaning Southwold beach lies with Waveney Norse, working for Waveney District Council.

Kirk Robinson, assistant manager for refuse and cleansing, said his team had been working to tackle the problem but waste was still coming up with the tide.

The concerns were raised the same week Southwold’s pier beach gained recommended status in the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide.

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