BEACH cleaners have asked sun worshippers enjoying the good weather in Troon to tidy up after themselves after last week’s Easter sunshine brought hundreds of revellers to local beaches.

Inflatable pools, towels, dirty nappies and disposable BBQs were highlighted as an issue by many beach cleaners who volunteer to tidy up Troon’s shores every week.

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Members of the online community Friends of Troon Beach posted pictures and asked visitors to take more care when they come to enjoy the popular sun spot during warmer weather.

Last week, Easter weekend saw temperatures soar to the 20s leading to hundreds flocking Troon.

Euan McKinnon a volunteer who went out to help clean Troon South beach , posted on the page saying he can’t believe the “ignorance” of some people who have visited.

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He said: “I can’t believe how ignorant the people are when visiting Troon’s South Beach. Someone had even left a full size picnic rug and two pillows on the beach, along with numerous kids plastic toys and sandcastle building Beach team plead with visitors to clear up mess mounds, spades and shoes along with the usual mounds of wet wipes!

There’s really no hope for humanity and certainly not for the planet which we are destroying day after day after day.”

Another member Joy Meville who runs the friends of Troon beach group reckons that despite some issues the clean up project is still paying dividends and things are improving.

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Joy said: “The beach was more popular on Easter weekend than I’ve seen it.

I think that’s testament to how clean we are keeping the beach and through word of mouth people are choosing to come to Troon beach again.”

“We always have some members who go out the very next day, but you do always find things like dirty nappies, buckets and spades. Some people do just leave everything and you can’t fathom out why.”

“We lifted more BBQs than we ever did before, they can be a major issue, they really ought to be banned.”

A spokesman for South Ayrshire Council said: “Our beaches are there to be enjoyed by everyone so we regularly clean them to ensure they look their best. However, the public are responsible for their litter and they should dispose of it correctly in the bins provided or take their rubbish away with them.”