The team at Brightening Up Bridlington have carried out a number of litter pick events over the past few weeks.
This has been in response to requests from community groups wishing to work in partnership with BUB team.
On 7th and 14th May the team carried out litter picks around Bessingby Road railway bridge, embankments and the new first phase of the Gypsey Race Park.
Organiser Martyn Coltman said: “This was to help improve the arrival experience for visitors and 19 bags of litter were collected from there in total. This included a great deal of plastic waste and would eventually have ended up in Bridlington Harbour and on to our local beaches.”
In May BUB members teamed up with pupils from Bridlington School, after a request from the After School Group members to become involved.
Said Martyn: “This was a really encouraging project, involving around 15 environmentally conscious young people.”
The regular third Saturday of the month litter pick took place around Quay Road and Moorfield Road areas and town centre and another 11 volunteers collected 13 bags of rubbish in just over an hour.
Starting on 30th May the BUB team are once again working with ERVAS to refurbish and repaint Westgate Park railings, then repainting the Old Town toilet gardens railings, in partnership with Bridlington Town Council.
Added Martin: “These projects are only possible because of a partnership with ERYC and the government’s Tidy Towns initiative. The BUB team are appealing for helpers for this Old Town project – see our Facebook page for contacts and details. All equipment and safety equipment will be provided through the grant monies.”