Sad need to clear rub­bish: join us

The Scarborough Evening News - - THE VOICE OF SCARBOROUGH -

Thank you to Coun­cil­lor Bill Chatt, Steven the Seag­ull and the Scar­bor­ough News for high­light­ing the prob­lem of litter on the beach.

I have been part of a band of vol­un­teers who have cleaned the beach ev­ery evening of the sum­mer hol­i­days (this is our sec­ond year). We are proud of what we have done, as well as des­per­ately sad­dened that the need is there. If any­one would like to join us next year, please con­tact me on 07748163838.

More has to be done. Bet­ter sig­nage would be good and how about some funky bins which make funny noises when ‘fed’ to at­tract kids?

We also need to re­duce the amount of pack­ag­ing. Could the traders stop sell­ing plas­tic buck­ets in nets which only end up aban­doned on the sand?

And could we have a de­posit sys­tem for re­turned re-us­able plas­tic buck­ets and for plas­tic bot­tles?

The prob­lem of litter takes an all-round vi­sion which goes be­yond puni­tive fines.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who does not drop litter and to those who vol­un­teer their time with var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions in our town to clean up af­ter those who do. Kate Evans Royal Av­enue, Scar­bor­ough

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