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New Lincolnshire beach litter scheme

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The Lincolnshire coast is battling against a litter problem and Anglian Water is taking action to tackle the issue in Sutton-on-Sea.

Anglian Water have put out a ‘2 Minute Beach Clean Board’ in the village in the East Lindsey district of the county, which will give people the tools to carry out their own mini beach clean.

The board displayed outside Squires Furnishings on the High Street will help support the work of local BeachCare Volunteers, who regularly hold beach cleans.

This is not a new problem in the county with a resident from Winthorpe Ian Mann frustrated by the rubbish left on Lincolnshire beaches.

As previously reported, Ian filmed a walk along Ingoldmells beach, documenting food and drink packaging, glass, dirty nappies, plastic and discarded shoes along every square metre of the sand.

A volunteer clean-up was done at sections of a privately-owned part of Ingoldmells beach earlier this month, but the problem is still ongoing.

A private security company issued over 500 fixed penalty notices for environmental crime offences in Boston earlier this year, such as littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling in the town.

Senior councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council agreed to outsource enforcement of dog fouling and littering to a third party provider in February, which is on a trial basis for 18 months and supplements existing enforcement provision.

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