DEVON County Council and the North Devon Gazette will be joining forces at GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde this weekend to help preserve our green county for future generations to enjoy. In line with the festival s 10th anniversary Legacy theme of instillin

DEVON County Council and the North Devon Gazette will be joining forces at GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde this weekend to help preserve our green county for future generations to enjoy.In line with the festival's 10th anniversary Legacy theme of instilling a responsibility towards looking after coastal and natural resources, the Gazette will be helping the council promote its Don't Let Devon Go to Waste campaign. Join us and the council at our respective stands on Saturday and Sunday to get a free cotton bag and find out more.Presenting 400 bags to the Gazette for distribution at Oceanfest, Devon County Council Leader Brian Greenslade said they were delighted to have an opportunity to help spread the word to as many people as possible."We now have an excellent partnership with many local schools and environmental groups after inviting a number of them to join us," he said.Fellow county councillor and lead member for waste and recycling at North Devon Council, Cllr Rodney Cann, said both councils were now working to make Devon a "centre of excellence" for recycling."We have exceeded all our targets and we really must thank the people of North Devon, because they have taken up the spirit of recycling in a big way," he said.Gazette publishing manager Lyn Brodie added: "We'd like to say a big thank you to the council for their generosity and willingness to let us join with them to promote such an important cause.