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 took part in the Exe Estuary clean-up. Pciture: East Devon District Council

More than 110 volunteers took part in the Exe Estuary clean-up. Pciture: East Devon District Council

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More than 110 volunteers have helped to clear hazardous rubbish from a popular Exmouth beauty spot.

Some of the rubbish collected during the Exe Estuary clean up. Picture: East Devon District CouncilSome of the rubbish collected during the Exe Estuary clean up. Picture: East Devon District Council

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."

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