CATA supports the Clean Up the County campaign
Friday 16th March, 2018
Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions and Devon Association of Tourist Attractions, representing many of the peninsula’s attractions, have been working together and been out in force recently on an annual ‘Clean up the County’ South West campaign.
They have joined forces to get Devon and Cornwall clean and tidy and ready for Easter and the influx of all the incoming visitors. This is the fourth year that the ‘Clean Up the County’ campaign has taken place in Devon and the first for Cornwall.
Sadly, litter and rubbish remains a thorny issue and can still be seen strewn across the South West’s roadsides, verges and hedgerows, which continues to blight our landscape and is not a welcoming sight for our visitors.
Each year during the campaign, many of Devon's top visitor attractions take matters into their own hands and send their staff out on litter picking duties around their attractions to clean up the roadsides and raise awareness to the ongoing problem. As the campaign strengthened over time, they have been joined by many other Devon tourism businesses who continue to support the campaign.
This year the campaign has intensified still further and has moved to become a South West clean-up campaign thanks to the support of their Cornwall counterparts, members of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions. With several of Cornwall’s best visitor attractions eager to support the campaign and work together to get Cornwall litter free ready for the start of the season.
Chris Murray, Chairman of the Devon Association, said: “It’s great to see so many of Devon and Cornwall’s top visitor attractions joining forces and working together to take part in the annual ‘Clean Up the County’ campaign across the South West. After the ravages of Winter and the plague of un-binned rubbish, we continue to see that the South West still has a serious litter problem. Everyone who lives in Devon and Cornwall needs to do their bit before it makes an impact on our economy and enjoyment of our beautiful counties.
Emma Abbot, Chairman of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions said: “We are really pleased to be able to support the ‘Clean up the County’ Campaign. We live in a beautiful part of the world and are happy to work together to keep it that way. It’s important to treat the environment around us with respect and care, and several of our members are playing their part. We are happy to work with Devon to make sure we take care of the South West.”
If you see any unusual figures on the highways and byways of Devon and Cornwall, don’t be alarmed, it’s probably only the visitor attraction’s mascots, joining the campaign and doing their bit to help spruce up the South West ready for the spring time crop of visitors.