Community cleans up

Hilderthorpe School'NATS Litter Pic with local council, Christ church and children from Hilderthorpe & ST Marys School'PA1139-17b'Chad Chadwick pictured with children from ST Marys School
Hilderthorpe School'NATS Litter Pic with local council, Christ church and children from Hilderthorpe & ST Marys School'PA1139-17b'Chad Chadwick pictured with children from ST Marys School

SCHOOLCHILDREN, teachers, PCSOs, councillors and other members of the community gathered to help clean up Bridlington.

Kids from St Mary’s RC and Hilderthorpe primary schools took part in the event, which was organised by the Neighbourhood Action Team at Bridlington Police.

Hilderthorpe School'NATS Litter Pic with local council, Christ church and children from Hilderthorpe & ST Marys School'PA1139-17c'Children from Hilderthorpe School

Hilderthorpe School'NATS Litter Pic with local council, Christ church and children from Hilderthorpe & ST Marys School'PA1139-17c'Children from Hilderthorpe School

PCSO Jo Richardson, who helped organise the event along with PCSO Kaz Hoyle, said: “It is an initiative to bring schools, and the local community, together.

“The schoolkids picked up litter on Hilderthorpe Road down to Carnaby roundabout, with the kids from each school on different sides.

“The rest of the volunteers, including members of the Christ Church Action Team, councillors and other members of the police force, also picked litter on Olinda Road, West Street and Hilderthorpe Coach Park.”

The team managed to collect 47 bags full of litter, and the event was such a success the Neighbourhood Action Team are hoping to organise a similar event soon.

Angela Spencer, joint headteacher at St Mary’s School, joined eight Year 6 children on the litter pick.

“It’s had a positive effect on the school as the children involved have now become more aware of litter in school and are advising people to make sure they put things in the bin,” she said.

“It was a really good day.”

Seven children from Hilderthorpe School’s Years 5 and 6 took part in the litter pick, along with deputy headteachers Amanda Barnett and Sue Kirke.

Ms Barnett said: “All of the children involved really enjoyed the day.

“It was really nice for them to get out into the local community and help to clean up the area.”

Pictures: Paul Atkinson