Barnstaple Tidy Up Our Town kicks off on Monday

THE people of Barnstaple will be pulling together throughout this week for the annual Tidy Up Our Town event.

Barnstaple Town Council, schools, businesses and organisations will be hosting a variety of events and clean up activities around the town to leave it spick and span it for the summer season and beyond.

It will all culminate in the Tidy Up Our Town Big Bash art the Square on Saturday from 10am-4pm, with an junk band, workshops, stalls, food and drink, walks and at 3pm the announcing of the annual Eco Citizen Awards.

Now well established on the town calendar, the initiative is organised each year by the council’s Environment Committee and part of the North Devon Festival. It will be officially launched on Monday (June 13) at Barnstaple Guildhall.

There will be the chance to view colourful murals created by local schoolchildren plus guest speakers at the Guildhall and light refreshments.

Also on Monday there are litter picks at Yeo Valley Community Woodland in the morning by North Devon Council and St John Ambulance is tidying the Princess street area from 6.30-8pm.

On Tuesday Higher Raleigh Allotments, Sticklepath School, Christ Church in Bear Street and St John Ambulance will be continuing the good work.

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Special Tidy Up Our Town wristbands costing �1 are now available from the Town Council Offices at the Square.

On Wednesday litter pick and clearance works are planned for the Whiddon Valley and Newport areas as well as the riverfront through to Pottington.

On Thursday there is litter picking and hedge trimming in the area of the Frankmarsh and Gorwell Community Office from 10am-1pm and from 6-8pm St John Ambulance is joining in to carry out similar work at Princess Street and Vicarage Street.

On Friday Ashleigh Primary School, Pilton WI and St John Ambulance will be carrying out more clean ups.

Special Tidy Up Our Town wristbands costing �1 are now available from the Town Council Offices at the Square.

For the full programme of what is going on where, visit or call (01271) 373311 for more information.

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