Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Giving the town a clean sweep

14:00 30 January 2013

Honiton litter pick. Pictured are Jo Nicoletti, Rufus Duffin, Daniel and Sharon Pavey and their children Aleck, 7 and Natasha, 11. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2824-05-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Honiton litter pick. Pictured are Jo Nicoletti, Rufus Duffin, Daniel and Sharon Pavey and their children Aleck, 7 and Natasha, 11. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2824-05-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Volunteers take to the streets as part of a community litter pick in Honiton.

A team of volunteers took to the streets over the weekend to give Honiton a spruce up.

The community litter pick, which was organised by Honiton town councillor Sharon Pavey, saw volunteers concentrating their cleaning efforts on Hazelwood Close, Holly Close, Spindlewood Close, Gronau Close, Brand Road and Manor Crescent.

Volunteers were also able to recycle some of the rubbish they collected.

The event was previously postponed due to the heavy snowfall. However, the weather was kind to the litter pickers on Sunday.

Cllr Pavey said: “Thank you to everyone who came out to help; we were very lucky with the weather and had sunshine all afternoon. One thing we noticed was the lack of bins in the Littletown area so we’re going to ask East Devon District Council for more.

“The other thing was there were so many elastic bands on the ground in every street, which we are investigating further.”

Cllr Pavey has lots of Keep Britain Tidy tabards, stickers and bags if anyone would like to organise a litter pick in their street.

Other events will be taking place later in the year.

Anyone who is concerned about the amount of litter in their area is urged to report it to Honiton Town Council on 01404 42957.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00

Axminster: The town’s young farmers’ club is planning to bring home the bacon with its next big fundraiser. It is staging its annual big breakfast at The Guildhall, on Sunday, March 20, from 9am, to 2pm. Members will be cooking and serving full English breakfasts, along with toast, tea, coffee and juice. People can also help themselves to cereal, fruit and yoghurt. The cost of £7 for adults, £4 children includes everything. There will be a raffle and cake stall. Call 07875 717580 to find out more.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
A Guide Dogs for the Blind charity collection box

Police are appealing for the public’s help to catch a ‘despicable’ thief who took a charity collection box from outside a shop in Lyme Regis.

Read more
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Musbury: Another in the series of popular tabletop sales is being held at the village hall on Saturday, February 13, to raise much-needed funds for the parish church.

Read more
Saturday, February 6, 2016
mhw Diary

Colyford: The Axe Valley Centre, National Trust, is to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, February 20.

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
Adele Tidball (second from right) with family members (l to r) Victoria Herrity (niece), Anna Tidball (sister), and Rosemary Tidball (mum).

Former village resident is on a mission to raise £2,000 for the charity

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
Communities in East Devon took part in a 'bite back' campaign against loan sharks

Communities in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Ottery St Mary targeted in bid to raise awareness

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
Devon County Council's County Hall in Exeter

A charity which campaigns on fostering has cited Devon County Council as an example of good practice for its work with children in care.

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016

An investigation has been launched by police, following a night-time arson attack on a block of council flats in Honiton.

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
�

seaton: The stroke group will hold a coffee morning on Monday (February 8) between 10am and 1pm at the ‘Number One’ centre, Harepath Road.

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016

Firefighters from Honiton and Cullompton were called to the workshop in Marcus Road, Dunkeswell, at 9.37pm last night (Thursday).

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications