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Video: Evening News team gathers up broken sledges left dumped at Norwich beauty spot

PUBLISHED: 14:37 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:11 22 January 2013

The morning after the snow before, St Jame's Hill on Mousehold Heath strewn with bits of broken sledges.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The morning after the snow before, St Jame's Hill on Mousehold Heath strewn with bits of broken sledges. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

It looked like “the morning after the snow before” as broken bits of sledges lay strewn across a city beauty spot.

During the snowy weather hundreds of people have been enjoying the thrills of sledging along the slopes of St James Hill at Mousehold Heath.

But unfortunately some of the thrill-seekers have showed no regard for the area’s beautiful surroundings and left their broken sledges dumped all over ground and in the bushes.

When Evening News photographer Simon Finlay went to take some pictures at Mousehold, he was shocked at the amount of post-sledging debris littering the area and so gathered up a team of people to help clean up the rubbish.

The team included photographer Denise Bradley, digital sales executive Gareth Lewis, digital content assistant Emily Dixon, editorial assistant Siofra Connor, and reporter Emma Knights.

Between them they gathered about 15 rubbish bags full of broken bits of sledges along with a plank of wood, for sale sign, inflatable ring, and other make-shift items used to slide down the slopes.

• See tomorrow’s paper for more on this story.

• Are you involved in a new community project in Norwich? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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