PEOPLE in Bridgwater are being asked to show a bit of 'rage' by joining a litter pick along the canal and towpath.

Community action group Rage Against Rubbish is organising the clean up on Saturday (December 8) from 10am to 12.30pm.

Jason Winter, of the group, which runs monthly litter picks, said: "We're always calling for more volunteers as the more hands we have the more litter we can collect.

"As this is our last litter pick before Christmas, Father Christmas hats, reindeer ears or festive jumpers are all welcome.

"On Saturday, we will paddle and walk towards the docks with our black bags and litter pickers and will collect rubbish from both the waterway and the tow path."

Last month's collectors found eight tubs of Quality Street, one eel inside a drinks can, a sky lantern as well as the usual rubbish, cones and the obligatory bike. Our litter picks are making a difference."

Rage Against Rubbish was formed by Mr Winter, Trev Vass, Dan Perry and his nine-year-old son Riley, all kayakers who regularly paddle along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and who were fed-up with seeing vast amounts of rubbish and discarded items in the waterway. They have since been joined by Sarah Johnstone.

Mr Winter said: "We would love to see more people on the water and the YMCA are kindly offering us their double kayaks and Canadian canoes and life jackets for people to use free of charge."

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Volunteers can also take along their own kayaks/canoes, but they would need to also have a buoyancy aid and preferably public liability insurance, which is included with the British Canoe Membership.

Anyone taking part, who should have gloves and bin bags, will be offered a free bacon roll at the Purplespoon Cafe, at the YMCA, where participants should meet up at 9.50am for a briefing.

The West Country branch of the Inland Waterway Association is supporting the litter pick.