River Taw Clean Up 2023

Well… what can we say about this magnificent river clean this morning?!!

Pulled together by Barnstaple in Bloom , a huge joint effort by Petroc students , Devon&Somerset Fire and Rescue, Environment Agency, Barnstaple Town Council , North Devon Council, SUEZ, HM coastguard and refreshments by ASDA. 

Also assisting GARDANT Medicare , also offering their assistance free of charge. 

We managed to pull out of the River Taw, roughly two tons of junk, including at least 20 trollies, bikes, traffic cones , street signs, poles, plastics , fabric , bricks , tyres and more! 

Barnstaple is continuing to pull together to improve the town and everyone is doing their bit. Please make every effort to support the community by litter picking , weeding and generally showing that you care about where you live! 

We were proud to work with our young people today and give them leadership opportunities and (hopefully) a bit of fun whilst working hard. Thank you, are an asset to your town and we are proud of you!