Teignbridge District Council and B&Q in Newton Abbot to give the Jetty Marsh area a thorough clean-up as part of the council’s Big Tidy Up campaign.
Seven staff from B&Q joined council workers to collect 11 large bags of litter from Jetty Marsh Road and West Golds Way in just one and a half hours. Among the rubbish cleared by the team was a full size garden table.
The event was part of Teignbridge’s Big Tidy Up, a scheme run as part of a national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy. Since it started in September 2009, the Teignbridge scheme has seen 26 Tidy-Up events, with 288 bags of rubbish collected by volunteers.
The council is urging community groups, schools, voluntary organisations and businesses to follow B&Q’s example and get involved in the scheme. It can provide all the equipment and support needed for virtually anyone to organise a local litter pick.
To find out more or to register for the Big Tidy Up, email [email protected] or call 01626 215824.