pledges to clean up Burnham-On-Sea beach of pool debris
District Council has this week pledged to carry out a clean-up
of Burnham-On-Sea's beach after rocks
and metal from the town's former Marine Lake swimming pool re-emerged
in the sand over the summer, raising safety concerns.
safety concerns were first
reported here last month, prompting the council to investigate.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Remains
of a wall which formed Marine Lake have been recently uncovered
by tides and currents."
will be removing loose stone or stones protruding from the sand
at the current beach level."
there are some solid and partially buried old walls which will
remain after the clear up at beach level. It is expected that
sand movement will recover these structures."
Marine Lake was removed many decades ago, debris from the structure
resurfaces on the beach to the south of the jetty every few years.
Lake opened in 1931 and was used for swimming and boating. It
was later closed due to heavy silting and erosion, but some of
its foundations were not fully removed, as pictured below.