Surfers Against Sewage give Exmouth beach a spring clean

12:29 03 April 2014

Ross Curwen organised a beach clean up in Exmouth on Sunday. Over 100 beaches nationwide were given a clean over the weekend by the Surfers Against Sewage groups. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8406-14-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Ross Curwen organised a beach clean up in Exmouth on Sunday. Over 100 beaches nationwide were given a clean over the weekend by the Surfers Against Sewage groups. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8406-14-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

A DISCARDED metal bin, a Bristol City Football Club cigarette lighter and a 1980s Tesco plastic yoghurt pot were just some of the many items picked up during a huge spring clean of Exmouth beach last weekend.

Regional representative for Surfers Against Sewage David Smith is pictured with Sarah Bailey who is also a member of the group helping out with the beach clean in Exmouth on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8410-14-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo OrdersRegional representative for Surfers Against Sewage David Smith is pictured with Sarah Bailey who is also a member of the group helping out with the beach clean in Exmouth on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 8410-14-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Organised by environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), the clean-up was part of a national campaign tackling 150 beaches around the UK.

At Exmouth, 35 volunteers filled 34 bags of rubbish during a three-hour stint between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, March 30.

“There were some huge items, including a discarded metal bin, stuck in Maer Rocks,” said SAS local organiser Ross Curwen.

“There were also a couple of bank anchors – the large metal stakes that boats use if there are no moorings – and fibreglass boat bits.”

A Bristol City Football Club cigarette lighter gave an idea of how far some of the marine detritus may have travelled, while a 1980s Tesco yoghurt pot struck an historical note.

“It was a Tesco logo, when the company had the red lettering and the dot,” said Ross. “It just shows how long these things hang around for. They do not degrade.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

A businessman from East Devon has scooped the lion’s share of a £3million Postcode Millions prize pot.

Read more
10:04

Fire crews were called out to an ‘accidental’ kitchen fire in Topsham last night (Sunday, February 26).

Read more
10:00

A complaint made against Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee has been dismissed.

Read more
06:30

More police are needed in Exmouth at night before ‘something tragic’ occurs, councillors have warned.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Marpool Primary School’s ‘exciting’ gymnasts won top awards at the Devon school championships.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Young performers from an Exmouth school have done their bit to brighten up the winter gloom by appearing in a pantomime.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shoppers in Exmouth were being offered free hugs by two women who wanted to ‘smile and laugh’ with people.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Exmouth has seen a 20 per cent increase in recycling with a new collection scheme.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Lympstone Primary school children were put through their paces when the Marines barked out their instructions to

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications