beach looks swell after clean

Litter-pickers take part in the big clean-up at Hunmanby Gap beach
Litter-pickers take part in the big clean-up at Hunmanby Gap beach
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HUNMANBY Gap is riding the crest of a wave after its beach was given a summer makeover.

Members of the Hunmanby Gap Residents’ Association took to the sands armed with litter pickers and rubbish sacks to tidy up the beach.

Undeterred by persistent rain showers, the group collected 10 bags of rubbish which included dog dirt, plastic bottles, a carpet, medical tablets and disposable barbeques.

They also found a dead seal on the shore.

Grant Inkpin, chairman of the association, said the group were committed to improving the area for resident and visitors and praised people’s attitude for bringing a reduction in waste on the beach.

He added: “Considering it is the height of the season, the message to visitors to place their rubbish in the council bins provided seems to be working, as our last litter pick total was 15 bags.

“So, five less this time is a step in the right direction.”

The group thanked everyone who took part and Scarborough Council who provided litter pick tools, rubbish sacks and protective gloves for people to carry out the beach clean.