Rolls of carpet and ornate smoking pipe among items found during estuary clean-up
PUBLISHED: 16:41 19 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:41 19 September 2019
More than 110 volunteers have helped to clear hazardous rubbish from a popular Exmouth beauty spot.
Sheets of metal, broken crab pots, rusty car wheels and glass were among the items removed as part of the bi-annual clean-up of the Exe Estuary.
Rolls of carpet, a mop head and an ornate clay smoking pipe were also found as part of the event organised by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership.
Volunteers were treated to a meal from Krispies Fish & Chips.
Stuart Line Cruises took all volunteers on a cruise of the estuary after the clean-up.
Equipment was donated by Clear-Reach Exterior Cleaning Specialist.
Chair of the partnership, Cllr Jeff Trail BEM, said: "There has been a significant decrease in rubbish found in the area.
"This is a very promising sign, indicating that the clean-ups are having a positive effect on the health of the estuary and that people's attitudes towards rubbish are changing."