Dozens turn out for Northam Burrows spring clean
By tinap | Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:02
Plastic bottles, four odd shoes and nine car tyres were among the litter picked up as part of a Spring Clean at Northam Burrows.
Over 120 people turned out to spruce up the Burrows organised by Torridge District Council's Northam Burrows Ranger Sarah Fairbairn.
Students came to help from Petroc in Tiverton, Ilfracombe Junior School, Kingsley School in Bideford and St Margaret's in Northam.
Petroc students attended the event as part of their 'Project Life, Community Action' project and everyone had the opportunity to talk to Mrs Recycle, who was finishing off a busy Climate Change Week by using the Biosphere Inflatable Dome to hold informal recycling workshops.
Sallie McKay Roper from Tesco was there to conduct a Marine Waste Survey and to provide much needed and much welcomed refreshments for the volunteers.
Torridge District Council Chair Councillor Andrew Eastman rolled up his sleeves to get to work and said: "What an absolute delight it was to see such a dedicated effort put in today and to see groups coming from a long way to help this very worthy project.
"Thank you to everyone who contributed," he added.
For more information on Northam Burrows contact the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org