Scarborough litter pick volunteers clean up Raincliffe Woods

Volunteers have come together in Scarborough for a community litter pick to help keep the area tidy.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 10:35 am
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 10:36 am
Volunteers at the Raincliffe Woods litter pick.
Volunteers at the Raincliffe Woods litter pick.

Raincliffe Woods Community Enterprise worked with Keep Scarborough Tidy to organise a public litter pick at Raincliffe Woods on Sunday, June 27.

A total of 25 volunteers gave up their time to collect rubbish from around the woods, which produced about 12 large bin bags full of litter.

During the litter pick, volunteers came across three fires that were still burning in the woods which they had to extinguish.

A total of 12 bags of rubbish were picked, which were left for collection by Scarborough Borough Council.

Paul Thompson, Manager of the Community Enterprise, said: "It's wonderful to see so many people from the local community coming along to help out, and networks developing between community groups who are passionate about protecting our local green spaces for everyone to enjoy."

Mick Couzens, Chair of Keep Scarborough Tidy, said: "It was good to see so many people show up, especially the children. We have received some new sponsorship from Scarborough Borough Guest Accomodation Providers through our Secretary Clive Allen, so it was good to see the litter pickers wearing the new high-vis jackets!"

The rubbish picked by the volunteers was left ready to be collected by Scarborough Borough Council.