North Devon cleans up for the Queen and district

Posted on: 7 March 2016

A series of litter picking events have been held across North Devon, as part of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign.

North Devon Council has been supporting the anti-litter scheme, by offering the loan of equipment to groups taking part in events, as well as taking any rubbish collected in the district.

Among the areas that have been cleaned by communities, groups and individuals over the campaign weekend (5 and 6 March) are Fremington, Bickington, Yelland, Roundswell and Ilfracombe. There was also a litter pick event held in Instow on Saturday 27 February, with a clean-up organised in Witheridge this coming weekend. Meanwhile, there are ongoing events throughout March in Barnstaple and Braunton.

Executive Member for Environment, Cllr Rodney Cann, says: “I am really pleased that communities in North Devon have joined with the rest of the country to support this campaign. Although the event was to mark the Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday, the clean-ups benefit everyone in our neighbourhoods. With that in mind, I hope others will be encouraged to follow suit and help keep their communities clean, by holding events in the future and discouraging the minority from dropping litter in the first place.”

If communities and individuals missed the weekend’s special clean-up, they are being reminded they can still take part in the council’s ongoing Team Up To Clean Up campaign. The aim of this campaign is to encourage people across North Devon to commit to organising their own community litter picks, with the council on hand to offer advice, as well as loan equipment. For more information on the campaign, please email helen.morse@northdevon.gov.uk.

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