Volunteers from the West Country branch of the Inland Waterways Association will lead a working party to clear litter along the banks of the River Tone this Easter.
The litter pick will take place at French Weir Park, Taunton, on Easter Saturday, 15th April, from 10am until 12 noon.
Anyone wishing to take part should meet at the Clarence Street entrance and is advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes. Any under 18s who wish to attend will need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
The volunteers will carry out an intensive clean up along the River Tone footpath in both directions, and around Longrun Meadow.
The Council is giving its support with the loan of equipment, and its cleansing contractor id verde will also collect and dispose of the waste bags which will be left neatly stacked in a pre-arranged location.
Mike Slade from the Inland Waterways Association said: “These litter picks are a regular event for the local IWA which is committed to keeping the paths around our waterways in Taunton Deane clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy. We could not do this without the continued support of the Council and volunteers.”
Executive Councillor for Environmental Services, Cllr Patrick Berry, said: “The Council really values efforts like this and is happy to offer support. It is wonderful to see community groups taking pride in the area and I would encourage as many people as possible to join in this Easter.”
Further information on the litter pick is available from Mike Slade on 07977 263840 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org