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Introducing the Beach Clean Guardians of Ilfracombe

If you have been wandering around Ilfracombe you may of noticed a few new arrivals on both Wildersmouth and the Harbour beaches.

The new #2minutebeachclean boards, a.k.a the Beach Clean Guardians of Ilfracombe, have been put in place in partnership with North Devon AONB, North Devon Council and One Ilfracombe

The boards have been strategically placed on the designated beaches within easy reach of existing litter bins and contain litter pickers as well as a supply of rubbish bags to help visitors undertake their own mini beach cleans.

Wildersmouth Beach The Harbour Beach

For these boards to be a success they have both been allocated their very own guardians and we would like to thank both Martin & the team at Dollys Cafe and Ilfracombe RNLI for looking after the boards at Wildersmouth & the Harbour respectively.

The boards are proving to be very popular already with locals and tourists alike.

great enthusiasm with the tourists using the litter system, I had to literally beg 2 families to hand the pickers back last evening so I could go home! it’s wonderful to see folk active and interested in keeping this little haven litter free….Martin (Dollys Cafe)

There are now three #2minutebeachclean boards within Ilfracombe with the third being located at Hele Bay beach, maintained by the Snacking Kraken at Hele, having been purchased in a partnership between North Devon AONB, Tesco Bags of Help and the Hele Community Group.


To make these boards a success we need your help.

  • Please return the litter pickers after use.
  • Please donate your carrier bags to refill the boards
  • Report any issues to the board guardians
  • Post your pictures on social media using #2minutebeachclean #oneilfracombe #plasticfreeilfracombe #plasticfreenorthdevon


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