Rubbish cleared from Ryde beach

Around 40 volunteers along with some four-legged friends joined a Wightlink-led beach clean as part of Isle of Wight Day on Saturday (Sept 21).

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.”