Singer Ben Howard's surfing message to No 10
DOUBLE Brit award-winning singer-songwriter Ben Howard, from Totnes, has delivered an environmental charity's petition to Downing Street (pictured).
The former KEVICC and Torquay Boys' Grammar School pupil supported Surfers Against Sewage's Protect Our Waves petition, which gathered more than 55,000 signatures, and delivered it on Tuesday.
The petition calls on the government to step up action to protect the country's oceans and beaches.
It calls for amendments to legislation to better control sewage pollution, marine litter and damaging coastal developments and industry.
Ben also attended a briefing event in the House of Commons where an economic survey revealed surfing is worth over £352million annually to Devon's economy.
The aim was to reinforce to policymakers and MPs the need to safeguard valuable and vulnerable surfing environments and communities around the UK.
Ben said: "I'm stoked to support the Protect Our Waves petition. I've surfed all over the UK and surf spots are often jewels in the crown of the coasts and should be better protected."