Around 40 volunteers joined a Wightlink-led beach clean as part of Isle of Wight Day on Saturday morning.
A dozen sacks full of rubbish were collected from the area around Ryde Pier and the beach to the east towards Appley. Unusual items found included a toy gun, a bowling pin, diving mask, goggles and various items of clothing.
Wightlink PR and brand manager, Louise Lea, said,
“It was a beautiful morning and it was really nice to have so many Wightlink people, many with families, coming together to do a bit of good for the environment.”
Rain couldn’t dampen community spirit
Meanwhile, over in East Cowes, despite the rain, there was a good turnout of some 40 plus people aged from two to 82.
Organised by FAECES (Fight Against Environmental Contamination of Estuaries and Seafronts), the event showed great community spirit.