Spotlight on Ilfracombe grot spots

The One Ilfracombe Town Team of Clive Denham, PC Nella Barker, Councillor Anne Thomas and Gary Mansf

The One Ilfracombe Town Team of Clive Denham, PC Nella Barker, Councillor Anne Thomas and Gary Mansfield, North Devon Council's Ilfracombe sweeper. - Credit: Archant

Town Team seeks out littered or messy areas to tackle.

A fine-toothed search has been carried out to identify Ilfracombe’s grot spot hot spots.

The One Ilfracombe Town Team, which brings together various agencies to tackle the High Street, seafront and harbour areas, has conducted detailed surveys to help identify key areas for litter, dog mess and general grot spots.

Front line staff and volunteers along with a youth group from the Real McCaf have also been helping with the survey.

A meeting will be held today (Wednesday) for the agencies involved to look at ways of tackling the problem areas.


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“No longer should it be the sole responsibility of those collecting the rubbish and litter to make sure the town centre is clean and tidy, it is now the responsibility of all the agencies of the Town Team to work together to resolve these issues,” said Steve Seatherton, Town Team manager.

“We are looking for the public to aid in telling us where the grot spots are. Ways to do so include via The Ilfracombe Centre or on Ilfracombe Town Council’s Facebook page.”

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