Make Epworth shine: appeal to residents

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Epworth residents are being urged to foster community spirit and do their bit for this year’s Best Kept Village competition.

It is the first time in years that Epworth has been entered in to the competition, and the entry came after considered debate at town council.

Initial judging takes place this month, and councillors are keen that the village should be viewed at its best, looking pristine and colourful.

Hanging baskets are in place, sponsored by businesses in Epworth as in previous years, and these will be tended throughout the summer months by the Council.

But town councillors ask residents to be aware of less attractive areas, and add a lick of paint to their gates or fences in the town, to hide dustbins away from view, and rid areas of weeds and litter, to enhance the appearance of streets and sidewalks.

At present, the town council pays for litter clearance at Kings Head Croft, and North Lincolnshire council takes responsibility for the emptying of litter bins and clearance of street litter.

But an appeal is made to everyone to tidy any areas that on view, in a bid to present Epworth as it should look.

Clerk Caroline Maguire said: “We all need to make that extra effort to show Epworth at its best and gain recognition in the competition.”

Presentations take place in September, after winners have been announced.