Taun­ton cleans up

Somerset Life - - INSIDERS -

Over 300 peo­ple from com­mu­nity groups, com­pa­nies and schools joined forces with Som­er­set Wildlife Trust to clean up Taun­ton, col­lect­ing more than 60 bags of rub­bish.

Groups from Viri­dor, Pen­non Group, South West Wa­ter and In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion came to­gether at the Cen­tre for Out­door Ac­tiv­ity & Com­mu­nity Hub on the River Tone. They went out in ca­noes and kayaks, clean­ing as they went. They were joined by Shane Austin, a sea­soned lit­ter­picker who fre­quently clears rub­bish from the lo­cal rivers and canals in his kayak.

Mean­while in town, mem­bers of Friends of Lon­grun Meadow, My Day Care Ser­vice, 41F (Taun­ton & Dis­trict) Squadron Air Train­ing Corps Cadets, CO2 Bal­ance, along with mem­bers of the pub­lic went lit­ter pick­ing in Lon­grun Meadow, col­lect­ing eight large bags – and a row of seats that had been aban­doned in the park.

Other picks were or­gan­ised by Friends of Comeytrowe Park, Taun­ton Green Par­ents, Taun­ton Ca­noe Club, Green Days Day­care, Tesco, Taun­ton Doc­tors and Stowey Green Spa­ces. Schools in­cluded Black­brook School, St Ge­orge’s Catholic School, Bish­ops Hen­der­son School and Cot­ford St Luke Pri­mary School. The small­est lit­ter­pick­ers were from Tops Mini Mariners, a group of 15 pre-school chil­dren and staff who did an amaz­ing job clear­ing lit­ter from the Hankridge area.

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