A newly formed beach-cleaning group held their first litter pick on the North Beach with 13 volunteers turning up and collecting several large bags of rubbish.
The ECOP (East Coast Ocean Protectors) is a Bridlington based group that aims to keep discarded plastics and rubbish off our local beaches by organising litter picks and raising awareness of the damage that litter can inflict on the marine habitat.
Pam Brown, who is one of the organisers, said: “We created ECOP beach cleaning group to remove rubbish from our beaches, particularly the North Side.”
Recently, millions of small pieces of paraffin wax were washed ashore on beaches from South Landing to Barmston. Although relatively harmless, ERYC has advised dog walkers to keep their canine friends on leads and away from deposits of the yellow substance.
For more information: Facebook ECOP (East Coast Ocean Protectors)