acts swiftly after metal debris emerges on beach
District Council acted swifted on Wednesday (April 7th) to investigate
several sets of rusty metal spikes which emerged out of the sand
at the spot where Burnham-On-Sea's beach boating pool was removed
visited the site on Wednesday morning and found the debris, pictured
above, just metres away from where children were playing with
first raised the alarm on Burnham-On-Sea.com's
discussion forums after spotting the debris on Tuesday.
District Council got back in contact with the contractors who
dismantled the beach pool in March on Wednesday and the council
has asked them to remove the material.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Upon inspection,
it was found that the small pieces of reinforcement mesh embedded
into fragment of concrete in the vicinity of the demolished pool
which are clearly from the demolition of the boating pool. These
have been removed."
pieces were there purely as a result of the slab shattering into
small pieces when the demolition was carried out and sunk back
down into the mud and sand. This was an unavoidable result of
working on soft sand with heavy machinery. The area was further
protected by 300 tonnes of sand which was put on top of the site."
bits and pieces that have surfaced due to the spring tides and
extreme winds and weather should not be there and the contractor
is returning to the site tomorrow morning and will hand pick the
area and remove any other metal and debris present."
pet dog was injured by the debris on Tuesday and a member of Burnham's
discussion forums added: "My dog yelped and jumped a bit
- I walked over to take a look and saw a large lump of metal bar,
the stuff that strengthens concrete."