Invitation to beach clean

RESIDENTS in Hunmanby Gap are swapping sunbathing for sacks of rubbish to spruce up their golden sands.

The Hunmanby Gap Residents’ Association have organised a beach clean tomorrow to cope with the annual increase in summer litter from visitors to the area.

The free event has been backed by Scarborough Council who will be providing latex gloves, picking sticks and bin bags for people to use.

Grant Inkpin, chairman of the residents association, said: “On our first litter pick we managed some 15 large sacks of rubbish.

“This time we are hoping for less, as it would be nice if visitors both enjoyed the beach, but also took their rubbish and dog dirt bags home, or deposited them in the bins provided.”

The group will meet at 3pm on the pathway down to the beach and everyone is welcome.