North Devon residents are being asked to ‘Team up to clean up’ in new initiative.

North Devon Council is launching a community campaign to keep the district clean and litter-free.

Team Up to Clean Up is designed to encourage the local community to take pride in their area and organise litter-picking events.

The council will be on hand to offer help and advice to groups, whether it’s by lending litter-pickers or collecting any rubbish gathered.

Cllr Rodney Cann said: “Keeping our district clean is a mammoth task and the only way we are going to keep on top of it is with community support.

“This is why we hope to encourage local people and groups to get involved and raise awareness of how it is everyone’s responsibility to keep their neighbourhoods clean.”

The campaign has been inspired by a nationwide initiative to mark her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Clean for the Queen takes place on the weekend of March 4-6, but Mr Cann has stressed that North Devon’s campaign will be an ‘ongoing scheme’.

Fremington Parish Council have already pledged support to the campaign, with a series of litter picks scheduled for March 5.

For more information on Team Up to Clean Up or Clean for the Queen, email helen.morse@northdevon.gov.uk