photos: Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow get a Spring clean
30 volunteers gave beaches in Burnham and Berrow a Spring clean
during a litter cleaning exercise on Saturday (March 23rd).
Big Spring Beach Clean was overseen by Sedgemoor District Council
with the help of teams from the Friends of Burnham's Marine Cove
and coastal conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage.
with blue waste sacks, they collected washed-up litter from along
the coastline between Maddock's Slade at Burnham and the Berrow
beach car park to make it clean for the new tourist season, which
begins this week for Easter.
Mayor, Ken Smout, was among the local people supporting the event,
as pictured below.
beaches do not have major litter problems, but we want them to
be as clean as possible for visitors who are so important for
the economy of our area," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Against Sewage has organsied a series of beach cleaning events
across the country which will see over 50 beaches, and hundreds
of volunteers, come together to engage volunteers and seaside
communities with protecting their coastal environments.
event not only cleaned up the beach, but helped educate participants
as to how they can get more involved with coastal conservation.
All litter collected was taken away, and will be recycled where
possible, by Sedgemoor District Council," added council spokeswoman
Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.