THE twin towers of the Landmark Theatre are being restored to their former pearly white brilliance this week as the first stage of a grand spring clean to brighten up the town. North Devon District Council has had workmen on site steam cleaning the blacke

THE twin towers of the Landmark Theatre are being restored to their former pearly white brilliance this week as the first stage of a grand spring clean to brighten up the town.North Devon District Council has had workmen on site steam cleaning the blackened towers, the result of an exuberant and persistent species of algae.Local district councillor Paul Yabsley and fellow councillors have arranged for the work to be carried out during the first break in the weather, in anticipation it will act as a catalyst for the rest of the grand clean up in April."After cleaning, the building will be treated with a biocide to hopefully prevent the algae returning," he said."The spring clean itself is going very well and it's all coming together. There will be road closures for a major clean-up in the High Street during the first three Sundays in April, while the county council will be cleaning out all the gullies."Probation service teams will be painting the street furniture and the district council is supplying the materials while Ilfracombe Rotary Club and Civic Society will be transforming the sea front bandstand.Others involved include North Devon Voluntary Services, Transform, police, High Street Traders and Round Table.It is hoped as many as possible will do their bit to clean up the town - anyone with clean up ideas can contact the Volunteer Centre on (01271) 866300 or Cllr Paul Yabsley on 867484.