New campaign to clean Bridlington

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The Bridlington Free Press is launching a new campaign to clean up our town and we are asking for your help.

Littering and fly-tipping are sadly commonplace in today’s society, blighting our countryside and tarnishing our surroundings.

It is time we worked together to make this right and restore the streets of Bridlington to a more pleasant and safe environment for everyone.

Since 2010, councils have seen their funding cut by up to 40 per cent, with authorities serving in deprived areas hit the most.

The most recent government figures show that £77.1m was spent on street cleansing in Yorkshire in 2013/14, compared to £68.7m in 2008/09.

The rise in spending is in stark contrast to the national picture, which saw expenditure in English authorities as a whole drop from £858.7m to £811m over the same period, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

We want to identify the worst areas for rubbish and litter in Bridlington, so we are asking readers to send in their own pictures of problem grot-spots to help ‘Clean UpYorkshire’ as a team.

If you are planning cleaning events we would love to hear from you, so we can help with publicity and track how much litter has been collected .

You can send your pictures and event details to stewart.paterson@jpress.co.uk, through the Bridlington Free Press Facebook page or tweeting @BridFreePress using the hashtag #cleanupyorks.