Alnwick gets a spring clean

Alnwick Spring Clean
Alnwick Spring Clean

Efforts are being made to get Alnwick shipshape ahead of the tourist season

Following two successful events last year, a town clean-up is to be held at the end of next month.

A suggestion was made around this time last year that it would be worthwhile calling for volunteers to help tidy up the town centre before Easter.

Equipment was provided by the county council and the Easter event was followed later in the year by a second clean.

It was agreed at last Thursday’s meeting of Alnwick Town Council to organise a spring clean again this year.

Once again, it will take place on the Sunday before Easter, which this year is Sunday, March 29, on the first weekend of the school holidays.

Coun Sue Allcroft said: “It worked really well last year; the town looked really good, although not for very long unfortunately.”

One of the issues with cleanliness in the town is the public toilets.

The town council had received a breakdown of the costs for the recent refurbishment of the facilities at The Shambles and questioned whether the work and results had offered good value for money.

The county council is now undertaking an audit of the works, which cost £12,700.

Volunteers are also being sought to help plant trees in Alnwick Cemetery on Saturday.

Anyone interested should meet there at 9.30am.