Help us give North Devon a spring clean

Posted on: 30 January 2017

Local community groups are being asked to help give North Devon a spring clean as part of a nation-wide campaign to encourage community involvement in litter-pick events.

North Devon Council is helping to promote The Great British Spring Clean campaign, which last year inspired 250,000 people to get involved in local clean-ups to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.  This year, the campaign is asking people to get outdoors and help clear up rubbish in their local area between 3 and 5 March.

Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Rodney Cann, says: “As the local authority, we are keen to support any plans that town and parish councils, community groups and organisations may have. This may be by lending them our litter-pickers, high visibility clothing, refuse bags and collecting rubbish from their events. Keeping North Devon clean is a huge task, so community support is vitally important in keeping on top of it. This is why we hope to encourage local people and groups to get involved and raise awareness of how it is everyone’s social responsibility to keep their neighbourhoods clean.”

Groups interested in taking part in The Great British Spring Clean can sign up to the campaign direct at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.  For more information about booking council equipment and support for ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ campaign, please email helen.morse@northdevon.gov.uk.

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