Volunteers have picked up their biggest haul of waste so far in the town.

Two litter collections, one in Bridport by Flood Lane and the other in West Bay, resulted in more than 15 bags full of rubbish being collected, as well as bringing eight new people to the fight against plastic waste.

Joe Hackett, local volunteer organiser for Litter free Dorset, said: “It was very nice to see some new faces among the 20 who helped in the two sessions.

“We found even more rubbish than I was expecting in Bridport - no less than 15 full bags filled in an hour in the field next to the former social services day centre opposite the brewery. It was the most we have ever collected.

“The problem is not going away. There was also a lot of litter on the edges of Morrisons car park.”

On Sunday, volunteers collected a bag of litter from East Beach car park in West Bay, but much less from the beach itself, which is regularly cleaned by Dorset Waste Partnership.

The next beach clean will be on September 22, with the time to be confirmed.

Joe added: “If anyone wants to run their own litter pick, whether on the beach or in town, contact me through Litter Free Dorset - litterfreedorset.co.uk. I have all the gloves, pickers and collecting bags you will need, all free to borrow.”