Volunteers turn out in Exmouth to clear the Exe Estuary

PUBLISHED: 09:08 14 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:08 14 May 2015

Dozens of people joined in with the Exe estuary litter pick on Saturday and the group are pictured on the slipway before heading off across the sand. Ref exe 5661-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dozens of people joined in with the Exe estuary litter pick on Saturday and the group are pictured on the slipway before heading off across the sand. Ref exe 5661-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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More than 80 people turned out at the Exmouth Local Nature Reserve on Saturday to clean up the site.

The effort was the 14th annual clean-up event organised by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership.

Although there was less rubbish to clear than previous years, there was still enough to fill half a skip.

Items found included tyres, glass and plastics - with more unusual items including a car seat, vacuum cleaner and a toilet seat.

A large sheet of jagged glass, which posed a significant hidden risk to recreational users in the area, was also removed.

Councillor Bernard Hughes OBE, chairman of the Exe Estuary Management Partnership, said: “A massive thank-you to everyone who joined in, and to the organisations who supported this successful event, which makes such a tangible difference to the very special Exe Estuary.”

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