Do your bit to help make your neighbourhood sparkle during Barnstaple Tidy Up Our Town Week
Grab a bin bag. Sweep your path. Paint your fence. Pick up that crisp packet on the way to the shops.
Whatever you do, make sure you do your bit to help make Barnstaple a cleaner, more attractive town this week.
That’s the message from Barnstaple Town Council, which is holding its ninth annual Tidy Up Our Town week this week.
Since Monday morning, volunteers – groups, business, schoolchildren and councillors – have been taking part in a series of litter picks and clean-ups around the town.
Inner Wheel Club of Barnstaple kicked things off on Monday by tidying an area of trees and shrubs in Mermaid Walk and Boutport Street.
Club correspondent Suzanne Lyons said members, led by president Margaret Kempton, collected 12 bags of green waste, one bag of litter and one bag of bottles and cans.
Suzanne said: “We were very grateful to staff at Padfields, who voluntarily provided tea and coffee, and to Twigs flower shop for their support during the clean up.”
Also on Monday, Barnstaple Link Rotary Club members helped tidy the area along the Tarka Trail from the rugby club to Pottington.
On Tuesday, staff from both Tesco supermarkets held litter picks in Severn Brethren and Rose Lane, while Barnstaple Lions Club members helped clean up the Tarka Trail between the Long Bridge and Rolle Bridge.
Barnstaple Gig Club held a litter pick from around Castle Quay, while the 12th North Devon Scout Group got to work in Pilton Street, Chaddiford Lane, North Road and part of Braunton Road.
Yesterday (Wednesday), the Barnstaple Allotment Association got to work at the Bryant’s Field allotment site.
Today, pupils from Sticklepath Community School are set to carry out a litter pick from the school towards Sainsbury’s.
On Saturday, join the Ashleigh Residents Association litter pick in Ashleigh Road and Belle Meadow Road from 10-11am.
And on Sunday, you can take part in a similar tidy-up around Holy Trinity Church from 10am to 12noon.
Don’t forget the community fun day, which takes place in Rock Park on Saturday, from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
The free event will feature a range of activities, including a family dog show, an inflatable assault course, scrap store workshops and face painting.
For more information about Tidy Up Our Town or Get Barum Blooming, call the council on 01271 373311.
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