for clean-up of Burnham-On-Sea beach after pool debris appears
District Council has this week been urged to carry out a clean-up
of Burnham-On-Sea 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.
Marine Lake was removed many decades ago, debris from the structure
resurfaces on the beach to the south of the jetty every few years.
Holland, who operates a beach pirate train concession, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The beach on the south side of the jetty is in a poor shape
- I'm having to pick my route very carefully to steer around the
rocks and a metal pole that have emerged in recent weeks to avoid
paddling and swimming in the sea are also needing to be extra
careful to avoid hurting themselves. The debris should be removed
as soon as possible."
District Council removed some debris earlier
this year, however shifting sand over the summer has led to
more of the material re-emerging.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week that
the authority has examined the beach and is seeking to resolve
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.
The walls of Marine Lake were visible in this aerial photo
from the 1980s