Dozens in Sidmouth vow to ‘clean for the Queen’

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 March 2016

Lynette Talbot,Cheryl Allen and Peter Endersby sign up Heather Bewick,Josh,Oscar and Mum Alison. Ref shs 11-16TI 2593. Picture: Terry Ife

Lynette Talbot,Cheryl Allen and Peter Endersby sign up Heather Bewick,Josh,Oscar and Mum Alison. Ref shs 11-16TI 2593. Picture: Terry Ife

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Dozens of people signed up to ‘clean for the Queen’ on Saturday.

Residents and tourists alike pledged to tidy up their home towns, from washing road signs to picking litter.

It is a nationwide campaign ahead of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, but Sidmoth in Bloom chairman Lynette Talbot hopes it will prompt an ongoing effort. She said: “It was really good morning – we got three pages of signatures, and some children signed up.”

Lynette thanked committee member Cheryl Allen for making the display and Potburys for hosting the sign-up stand. She was also pleased to see the High Street post box getting a lick of paint - with the painter saying Sidmouth is one of the tidiest towns he had seen.

In the afternoon, volunteers took to the beach as the SidCombers for another litter-pick. They were joined by a French visitor. SiB will be seeking volunteers to paint the Woolbrook bus shelter in April and to bash Himalayan balsam in June.

Weekends of ‘sprucing up Sidmouth’ will take place in June and July.

Contact SiB on 01395 578081 or email info@sidmouthinbloom.org

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