Litter pickers clean up the community

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PUPILS from a Scarborough school left their community spick and span following a litter pick.

Youngsters from Hinderwell Primary School joined forces with representatives from Yorkshire Coast Homes, Sanctuary Housing, and Scarborough Council to spring clean the Edgehill Road and Hinderwell Road area.

The event was organised by Yorkshire Coast Homes, who are now rolling out litter picks across the borough.

Customer initiatives officer Stephanie Lake said: “Our new chief executive Shaun Tymon wanted to focus on the community and this is an initiative he’s taken on and is driving forward.

“On the day the children were very enthusiastic and said they want to do it again as soon as possible!

“There was plenty to collect and lots of things that could be recycled, which was educational for the children as they had to decide what goes in which bag.”

Participants did a circuit around Edgehill and near to Hinderwell School.

The next litter pick will be held in Barrowcliff on April 6.

Miss Lake said: “The schools are getting involved again and there should be around 40 people attending. The scheme is going really well. We’ve held litter picks in the past, but they’ve always been ad hoc. It’s great to be able to promote it to the residents and get them involved.”