Volunteers and children from Whitby’s East side took part in a community clean-up on Tuesday in an attempt to improve their neighbourhood.
Many of the youngsters attend the Eastside Community Centre and they worked alongside Gateway Whitby, Groundwork and the borough council to fill around 30 bags of rubbish from Calla Beck and around the centre.
Geoff Wilson of Gateway said: “I’m delighted to see so many children getting involved with this litter pick, it shows they care about the area and want to see a better environment to play in”.
The majority of rubbish uncovered was carpet, cans and large amounts of plastic, and Groundwork’s Tom Mutton said: “We are starting work with the gardens at the Eastside Community Centre and this clean up will encourage everyone to keep it nice. We still have a mattress to move and will be arranging another event soon.”
Eastside Community Centre provided the refreshments and thanks must go to new project worker Jane Baxter who encouraged local families to get involved.