Last call for helpers ahead of town's big clean-up weekend

Ottery St Mary view

Ottery St Mary residents are being encouraged to take part in the a big clean-up weekend - Credit: Terry Ife

Ottery Community Volunteers are calling for helpers to join them in a two-day blitz on litter  this weekend- July 3 and 4.
The initiative, dubbed the Town Clean-up Weekend, aims to spruce up the town and show it off at its best.
Dean Stewart, an Ottery town councillor and director of the Ottery Larder, hopes lots of people will respond to the initiative and get involved.
The main activities being planned are litter picking, sign cleaning - such as the Welcome to Ottery, bus stops and traffic signs, bench cleaning, plant container cleaning and graffiti removal.
And the volunteers say they may take on “any other tasks we come across!”
Dean said: “We would also like to take the opportunity to inspect the town and gather any information about repairs or replacements that are needed anywhere in town which we will then pass to the relevant authorities.”
Ottery Community Volunteers was created as a response to the coronavirus pandemic when lockdown was first imposed in March 2020.
Although demand for its voluntary services has reduced in recent weeks, the spirit of the initiative remains and the Town Clean-up Weekend is an example of this.

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