Estuary litter pick wages war on plastic at Budleigh Salterton

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 April 2018

OVA spring litter pick 1. Picture: Submitted

OVA spring litter pick 1. Picture: Submitted

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A team of 50 helpers took part in the Otter Valley Association annual litter pick and in two hours collected around 150 kilos of rubbish.

OVA spring litter pick 2. Picture: Roger Saunders and Mo SandfordOVA spring litter pick 2. Picture: Roger Saunders and Mo Sandford

Volunteers waged a battle against plastic when a team of 50 picked up litter from Budleigh Salterton’s estuary.

The team of helpers took part in the Otter Valley Association (OVA) annual litter pick and in two hours collected around 150 kilos of rubbish.

Prizes were awarded by Budleigh’s mayor, Councilor Alan Dent, to volunteers helping clean up the area. Among the litter recovered was an unopened bottle of tumeric health capsules, complete with cardboard packaging and a unopened, ‘very soggy’ abandoned Amazon delivery package.

The children’s book token prize went to Aaron and Cassia Bridgewater for finding a frisbee and leather cricket ball.

OVA spring litter pick 3. Picture: Roger Saunders and Mo SandfordOVA spring litter pick 3. Picture: Roger Saunders and Mo Sandford

Roger Saunders, OVA chairman, thanked volunteers, plus the Pebblebed Heath Conservation Trust and East Devon District Council StreetScene team. He said: “Thank-you to everybody involved in this community effort, helping make the Estuary a more wildlife friendly place.”

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