Eco awards will honour town’s ‘greenest’

BARNSTAPLE is looking to honour the town’s “greenest” citizens with the launch of a brand new environmental award.

The town council’s Environment Committee is inviting people to nominate worthy recipients of the town for an Eco Citizen Award.

The competition is open to any person actively involved in tackling litter, leaf fall, graffiti, flyposting or dog fouling problems, as well as those helping to improve the town through schemes such as painting, street cleaning and garden tidying.

Judges will also be looking for examples of recycling, energy saving or sustainable travel.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 27 and the winner will be presented with a prize and certificate at the “Tidy up Our Town Big Bash on the Square” on Saturday, June 18, which is taking place from 10am to 4pm.

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Nomination forms are available from the town council offices at Barum

House, on The Square or can be downloaded at

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For more information, telephone Katie Elston on (01271) 373311 or email

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