of sand added to Burnham beach following erosion
40 tonnes of new sand was added onto Burnham-On-Sea beach on Friday
(May 14th) in a bid to replace sand that has been swept away during
working for Sedgemoor District Council used tractors and diggers
to spread the new material onto the beach at the northern end
of The Esplanade, as pictured here.
Resort Manager, Graham Newing, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com
that the work was underway, and played down concerns about erosion.
the nature of our coastline that we have to replace sand every
now and then," he said.
brought in 40 tonnes of new sand from Dunball today, which has
been spread around the Allandale Road and Maddock's Slade areas."
work follows a series of high tides in recent weeks when sand
has been washed away, exposing large parts of the walls at several
was first to report
in March how one Burnham resident had raised concerns about
the amount of sand being washed off the town's beach - he warned
that the problem could worsen with the removal of the boating
pool, which was recently demolished
by Sedgemoor District Council.