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Yarmouth street strewn with rubbish will welcome spring clean

PUBLISHED: 12:09 09 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:03 09 April 2019

Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9.

Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9.

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A spring clean will be welcomed on a Great Yarmouth street that has been strewn with rubbish.

Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9. Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9.

Two litter pick sessions, organised by the town’s Civic Society and the Preservation Trust, take place this weekend.

On Tuesday (April 9) litter including polystyrene cups, sweet wrappers and crisp packets swirled in the wind along the kerb of King Street.

Crome’s Row, named after John Berney Crome, the landscape and marine painter who died there in 1842, is one of the alleyways that runs off the street, and where an overturned bin spilled plastic milk cartons, orange peel, used tissues and tin cans onto the concrete.

Julian Howard, manager of the Toy Shop on King Street, said that the bins were probably knocked over by homeless people looking for food.

Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9. Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9.

He also said it was the stronger winds, dragging the rubbish from the rows, which made the street look worse than usual.

Mr Howard praised the council’s street cleaners who do a “good job”, he said.

The two litter pick sessions, part of the town’s upcoming spring clean, take place on Saturday April 13 at 10am and 1pm.

Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9. Rubbish strewn on King Street in Great Yarmouth on April 9.

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