Banwell spruced up by group of spring cleaners

PUBLISHED: 11:01 18 March 2017

Banwell Parish Council's spring clean. Picture: Jeremy Long

Banwell Parish Council's spring clean. Picture: Jeremy Long

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More than 20 people put on high-vis jackets and got our their litter-pickers to give Banwell a spring clean at the weekend.

Banwell Parish Council signed up to The Great British Spring Clean this year, a nationwide initiative which aims to improve public spaces.

The scheme aimed to host the biggest-ever community clear-up and Banwell’s parish council put out a call for volunteers to help clean the village’s signs, pick up litter and weed some of its community spaces.

More than 20 people turned up to lend a hand on Saturday and spent their morning brightening up the streets of Banwell, including people from outside of the village and people who had just moved to North Somerset.

The chairman of the parish council Jim Weston said: ‘The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that blights our landscape and communities and we were delighted to take part and bring people together to tackle an issue that many people care passionately about.”

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