Published: March 25, 2013
In photos: Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow get a Spring clean

Over 30 volunteers gave beaches in Burnham and Berrow a Spring clean during a litter cleaning exercise on Saturday (March 23rd).

The 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.

Armed 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.

Burnham's Mayor, Ken Smout, was among the local people supporting the event, as pictured below.

"Our 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

Surfers 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.

"The 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


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