COUNCILLORS, communities and schoolchildren will be rolling up their sleeves next week for a better, brighter Barnstaple. Mayor Jeremy Philips will officially kick-start an initiative to tackle eight projects in six days when he launches the town council

COUNCILLORS, communities and schoolchildren will be rolling up their sleeves next week for a better, brighter Barnstaple.Mayor Jeremy Philips will officially kick-start an initiative to tackle eight projects in six days when he launches the town council environment committee's week-long "Tidy Up Our Town" event at the Guildhall on Monday at 10am.Areas of the town set for a tidy up include the Sunnybank, Higher Raleigh and Bryant's Field allotments, Fort Street, Pilton Community College, Yeo Valley, Newport, and the Taw River bank. Call the town council on (01271) 373311 for a programme.