Over 2,300 hours work in the dene

Volunteers at the Friends of Brierdene spent 2,313 hours working to help make the dene look its best in 2013, just 76 hours short of the record set in 2012.

They also noticed a 20 per reduction in the amount of litter in the dene which stretches from The Links to Whitley Bay Golf Club.

Their next meeting is at the Kittiwake at 7pm on Tuesday, January 14.