up Burnham-On-Sea beach', calls angry resident
Burnham-On-Sea resident has this week called on the district council
to clean up a rubbish-strewn stretch of the town's beach.
Spottiswoode, pictured, got in contact with Burnham-On-Sea.com
to express his "disgust" at the state of the beach between
Allandale Road and the North Esplanade, which will soon be visited
by crowds of holidaymakers over the summer season.
this week's hot weather many locals and tourists have been surrounded
by rubbish as they try to enjoy a leisurely time on what I would
describe as Burnham's front doorstep," said James.
spot check of the beach has found beer cans, bottles, boxes, plastic
sheeting, discarded clothing and other waste lying on the sand.
amount of rubbish gathered on the beach between Allandale Road
and Maddock's Slade is a disgrace," added Mr Spottiswoode.
know that the district council is facing financial problems, but
the state of Burnham beach is crucial for attracting tourists,
who spend millions of pounds each year in our area. The town needs
this beach to be clean."
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun said the concerns would
be passed to its cleaning team, but she defended the cleaning
do clean the main parts of Burnham beach on a daily basis and,
along with the town council, have invested in extra cleaning along
in the town and The Esplanade over the past year," she told
do need beach users to help us by taking their rubbish away with
them and putting it into a bin."