TEIGNMOUTH’S Back Beach is once again looking that little bit sprucer after its regular clean-up.

Mayor Peter Williams and deputy mayor Richard Ash were among nearly a dozen community-minded volunteers who took part in the socially-distanced exercise on a sunny Sunday morning.

One of the team, Cllr David Cox, said: ‘We have put out extra rubbish bins in recent years to cope with the amount of litter. I think we’re winning – we were happy to see that more people are becoming aware and taking their rubbish home with them.

‘As we went along the beach with our bags we asked visitors if we could take their litter but a good maany said they were intending to bag it up themselves.’

The group always welcomes new volunteers, and anyone wanting to do their bit and make the beach spick and span can join them at 11.30 on the last Sunday of every month – December excepted – at the lighthouse on the sea front.