Today, Karen and Jez Pilkington were presented with the first ever award by the Newton Abbot Civic Society for voluntary efforts to improve the town.
Following the construction of the new pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning the River Teign at The Town Quay, Karen and Jez decided to take a hand and removed van loadsof unsightly junk from the river. Wheel chairs, shopping trolleys, road signs and old bikes were amongst the items recovered.
This was not the end, the couple then separated the scrap metal, sold it to the local scrap yard and handed the proceeds to Rowcroft Hospice.
Karen commented “The river frontage is part of ‘The Ancient Port of Newton Abbot and we are proud to help take care of it”.