A LITTER pick is due to take place this weekend at a local beauty spot.
Friends of Brierdene are holding a Big Spring Clean litter pick from 10am to noon on Saturday.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the dene – which stretches from The Links to Whitley Bay Golf Club.
Elsewhere, the group has applied for a Green Flag Community Award, with judges due to visit this month.
Part of the dene appears to have been vandalised, with an area of the lower dene cut back – work which was not authorised or planned by the Friends.
Preparations are also building for the Brierdene Summer Festival on Saturday, June 16, from 1pm.
For more information about the Friends of Brierdene visit http://friendsofbrierdene.org.uk