Works starts on landfill uncovered at Devon beach

Work to stop rubbish from an old tip being washed into the sea at a Devon beach has started.

Erosion exposed rubbish at the former tip in Northam Burrows, and a row of boulders is being put in place  to prevent any more land and rubbish being washed away, Torridge District Council said.

Work on the beach is expected to last three days and cost about £3,000.

Items already visible include plastic bags, and textiles.

Torridge Council, which is responsible for the site, along with Devon County Council and the Environment Agency have already removed exposed items of rubbish.

The council aims to complete the work by the next high tides on November 13.

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