Large knives and razorblades among the items removed from Exe Estuary during clean-up event

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 May 2018

Volunteers taking part in the Exe Estuary clean up

Volunteers taking part in the Exe Estuary clean up

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Sharp-edged metal, razor blades and large knives were among the items removed from the Exe Estuary during a community clean-up event.

RSPB's tractor helping with the Exe Estuary clean upRSPB's tractor helping with the Exe Estuary clean up

Nearly 150 people turned out at the Exmouth Local Nature Reserve to make the beauty spot a safer place.

Also among the items found were large, rusty railings, street cones, an ornate clay smoking pipe and a corroded bike. There was also a large amount of shoe soles.

These clean-ups take place twice a year and are organised by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership.

Exmouth mayor Jeff Trail, who is also the chairman of the partnership, said: “It was a pleasure meeting all the volunteers who turned out to help clean part of The Exe Estuary. The sun shone and all were enthusiastic to get out onto the Exe to do our bit for the future and protection of the Estuary.

Volunteers taking part in the Exe Estuary clean upVolunteers taking part in the Exe Estuary clean up

All our sponsors are thanked yet again for their fantastic support.”

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