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Coastal weekly launches front page bid to keep patch beaches clean

A coastal newspaper has launched a campaign aimed at keeping the beaches and waters of its patch free from pollution.

The Scarborough News has announced the launch of its Keep Our Coast Clean appeal, which urges visitors to the Yorkshire resort to dispose of their litter properly.

Recent busy weekends have seen beaches, especially Scarborough’s South Bay, left covered in litter when everyone has gone home.

The News launched the campaign on its front page.

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Backing the appeal, Councillor Janet Jefferson, Scarborough Council’s cabinet member for finance and operations, said: “We welcome a renewed focus on how we all have a part to play in looking after the environment and how, if we all think about our environment, we can help protect it for future generations.

“There has been an increase in awareness about beach litter and the harm it can cause to marine life and bathing water quality.

“Unfortunately not everyone is taking on board this message, and continue to leave litter and items on the beach after they have left.”


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  • September 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Why the initial caps in the splash headline? Horrid.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Where to start, wordsmith? The concept is old-fashioned; it doesn’t sync with the paper’s house style (see other headlines on the same page) and the intials (on their own) fail to create an acronym – KOCC. Shall I go on?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    It’s the latest flavour of the month admittedly but just the sort of matter seaside news papers should be campaigning for, good luck to them on tackling this important social issue

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