TO ensure it looks its very best ahead of the weekend, a parish council is calling upon volunteers to join its beach clean-up.

With the Shaldon Water Carnival on Saturday, August 5, and Regatta week soon approaching, Shaldon Parish Council is promoting two beach tidy ups.

The first is to take place on Friday, August 4, at 10 am - the second clean-up takes places on Saturday, August 19, at 9 am.

'If you can bring along a rake and black bin bag that would help considerably,' a spokesman for Shaldon Parish Council said.

'We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible' the spokesman added.