Lundy Island has its own #2minutebeachclean station thanks to sponsorship from a Bideford business.

The new station has been provided thanks to sponsorship from holiday home insurance company Boshers, who have teamed up with insurer Ecclesiastical to support the island.

The firms are providing £5,000 to #2minutebeachclean as part of a community grant programme, with the station at Lundy’s landing beach one of 10 new stations being set up with the money.

The initiative calls upon people visiting the region’s beaches to spend two minutes of their time clearing plastic and debris.

Lundy general manager Derek Green said: “We are delighted with our #2minutebeachclean board and grateful to Boshers for their support. We hope the new board will encourage more of our visitors to help keep our beach plastic free.”

Bins have been installed above the beach, where plastic can be sorted and shipped to the mainland for recycling.

Mark Lavington, director at Boshers Ltd, said: “We’re lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world where our beaches play a huge role in the region’s tourism industry.

“We’re proud to support this growing initiative that ensures our beaches are kept clean.

“As a keen sub-aqua diver and regular visitor to Lundy I’m thrilled we have been able to sponsor a board for the island’s landing beach.”

Martin Dorey, founder of the #2minutebeachclean, said: “It is very special for us to have a presence on Lundy Island. It is a beautiful island that is well loved by many, me included.

“I have cleaned the beach there myself when I have visited and know that even marine reserves like Lundy need a little extra help clearing marine litter.”