Volunteers miss royal wedding to clean stretch of beach

PUBLISHED: 11:45 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 25 June 2018

Cleaning the coast from a canoe.

Cleaning the coast from a canoe.


Members of Axe Vale Canoe Club missed the royal wedding to clear up a 1km section of East Devon's coastline.

More than a dozen club members joined East Devon District Council’s countryside team to take part in the coastline clean-up.

The team used canoes to remove rubbish from a 1km stretch of the coastline, east of the River Axe, up to Culverhole Point.

Cllr Tom Wright, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment said:

“It is fantastic to see community groups working together to keep the East Devon environment an outstanding place.

“This is a great example for StreetScene, the Countryside team and a local group working together for the benefit of local people, visitors and wildlife.”

East Devon District Council supported the clean-up by providing bags and litter pickers.

The StreetScene department arranged an additional collection of the rubbish. For more information about the Countryside team, call 01395 517557.

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