COMMUNITY-spirited groups and volunteers are being urged to do their bit to ensure Haddington looks its best this summer.

Lil’s Haddstock Litter Blitz runs until Sunday, with a further litter picking event also planned for the beginning of next month.

East Lothian Council has agreed to pick up litter collected by volunteers and groups if they use the pink bags provided by the council.

The bags can then be left at designated litter points and collected.

Then, from June 4 to 8, taking in World Oceans Day, World Environment Day and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, people across the county can join the Scottish Coastal Clean Up.

Lil is coordinating the clean up from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, with support from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland.

Louise Hastie, director of the Haddington-based social enterprise, encouraged people to join in.

She said: “To take part, we ask that groups, households, dog walkers or friends just add a marker on our easy-to-use online map, which ensures we have a good spread of litter picks along the coast and shows how many of us love to do our Lil bit.

“We’d also encourage groups who are not near a beach to join in.”

Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added: “Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments, like Lil, means a great deal to us and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”

For litter picking maps, see