May 5, 2009
cleaners aim to keep Burnham-On-Sea litter-free this summer
pavements and beaches in Burnham-On-Sea should be free of litter
this summer following a decision by the Town Council to employ
two new cleaners.
full-time town centre cleaner is being added to the council's
staff to keep streets litter-free, including at weekends.
part-time cleaner is also being employed on a six-month contract
to keep Burnham's beach and Esplanade (pictured) tidy during the
posts are being introduced via a contract with Sedgemoor District
Council, with the Town Council contributing to the costs,"
Town Clerk Eileen Shaw explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Eric Gill, Chairman of the Town Council's Town Improvements Committee,
said there were no current plans for a similar position for Highbridge,
but that it was felt necessary for Burnham as a tourist town.
District Council spokeswoman added: "The town centre cleaner
is funded 50/50 between the two councils, while The Esplanade
cleaner is fully funded by SDC. The new cleaner has a permanent
presence on the seafront so that he can respond to overflowing
bins and other litter issues. He supplements the Clean Surroundings
Team who start at 7am on The Esplanade. He has a later starting
time, so that we can extend the times that cleaning is done. This
also applies to the Town Centre cleaner."
of the key duties of the new cleaners is to be available later
in the afternoon and early evening to cope with the litter from
the day's activities. By mixing and matching, we are increasing
the times in which The Esplanade and town centre are cleaned."