Fairview gets a fair ol' clean-up

A BARNSTAPLE allotment blighted by years of fly tipping and vandalism has been given a spring clean. Barnstaple Town Councillors, police officers, the probation team, the Barnstaple Allotment Association, and local tenants worked together to fill two skip

A BARNSTAPLE allotment blighted by years of fly tipping and vandalism has been given a spring clean.Barnstaple Town Councillors, police officers, the probation team, the Barnstaple Allotment Association, and local tenants worked together to fill two skips within the space of an hour during a clean-up day on the Fairview allotment, at Pilton.In recent years allotment sites in the town have fallen victim to anti-social behaviour, with greenhouses smashed, weed killer poured into water butts and produce ripped from the ground and discarded. Although the town council has recently invested in a parameter security fence at Fairview, much damage had already been caused and not just to the site but also to the morale of tenants.Cllr Val Elkins, chairman of the town council's cemetery and grounds maintenance committee, said: "It was a successful day we managed to clear lots of rubbish that had been abandoned on the site over past years, some caused by fly tipping and vandalism.


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