Spades of fun at giveaway!

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RESIDENTS in Hunmanby dug in during a successful compost giveaway in the village.

Villagers boosted their green credentials after shovelling 10 tonnes of the black gold from a skip in Hunmanby Playing Fields Association.

The event was organised by cllr Nick Harvey who had called on Scarborough Council to spread its compost giveaway further afield.

Cllr Harvey said: “There was a great sense of community and residents were all working together to fill and carry heavy bags.

“A special thanks goes to volunteers who delivered 2,000 leaflets door to door to publicise the event, and those who helped make it a success, both coming for the compost and helping to unload it into sacks.

“I also want to give a special mention to Eddie Flory who for several hours, despite being 75-years-old, was non-stop shovelling compost and I would also like to thank the Playing Fields Association for allowing the skip in their car park.

Jo Simmons, Chair of Hunmanby in Bloom, added: “Residents weren’t just from Hunmanby, the news had spread further afield and I met residents from Primrose Valley and Hunmanby Gap all sharing the bounty and benefiting from cllr Harvey’s good work.

“Our Bloom group will benefit from this windfall as we have a few bags stored away and will hang on to them until we replant our winter flowering barrels in a few months time.”