With the ongoing success of an alliance between North Devon Council and McDonald’s, other restaurant operators urged to team up too.

THE challenge has gone out to all North Devon fast food operators to help keep the area tidy.

It follows the team up between local McDonald’s restaurants and North Devon Councillor the annual Link Road litter blitz campaign.

Under franchisee David Hunt the fast food restaurant has donated £1,500 to the council clean up effort and is continuing to promote the anti-litter message at its outlets.

Most recently the company donated a litter bin, originally destined for Fremington Quay but now installed at the Tews Lane recreation ground.

Now, the council’s executive member for the environment, Councillor Rodney Cann, has issued a challenge to all local fast food outlets to get on board:

“I am really grateful to David Hunt for donating the bin and his continued support for our campaign,” said Mr Cann.

“I’d like to issue the challenge to all the other outlets and fast food operators in North Devon to join us to keep it an area to be proud of.”

Mr Cann said the council was very close to the end of its litter pick on the 34-mile stretch of the A39 and A361 into and out of North Devon.

“It has been very successful and we will be announcing the results in a couple of weeks. We really believe the message is beginning to get through,” he said.

Mr Hunt added: “Once again he was delighted to help North Devon Council to tackle this ongoing problem and it is everybody’s social responsibility to keep areas such as Tews Lane clean and tidy to benefit all of its users.”