Councillors called on to clean up

BIDEFORD councillors were urged to get down and get dirty at their meeting on Thursday night.

The mayor Cllr Trevor Johns announced that the town handyman service was up and running to tidy and enhance areas needing attention and he asked people to contact the council with any potential jobs for him.

Cllr Mrs Mollie Fulford said councillors could also play their parts.

With the Jubilee Square and Cooper Street area being enhanced as the gateway to the town, councillors should be prepared to don aprons and Wellington boots and carry out a clean-up, she said. “I am sure people would enjoy it and some may even come out and help us.”

Cllr Andy Powell, who in his mayoral year 2009 organised a Bideford Pride community clean-up of the town centre, said he would send out an e-mail and see what he could ‘rustle up.”

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The Bideford handyman project, financed by the town council and supported by Torridge Training Services, responds to complaints of areas needing attention, carrying out cleaning, tidying and minor repairs.

It has already enabled weeding of some town areas and cleaning of signage, including the Port of Bideford monument.

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