residents call for action to halt beach litter problems
have hit out at late night revellers who are repeatedly leaving
scores of empty alcohol bottles strewn over the sand dunes in
Burnham-On-Sea during weekend beach parties.
100 beer cans and bottles were left discarded on the sands north
of the town's beach lighthouse on Saturday night (May 16th), as
pictured, after the latest in a series of such events.
Police and Sedgemoor District Council have been alerted by local
residents to the growing problem.
Pople told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Every Friday or Saturday
night when the weather's nice, there is a large group that gathers
for parties. They seem to think it's fine to leave their bottles,
cans and rubbish for others to find and clear away."
beach users and myself regularly clear away smashed glass and
bottles, which are a danger to children and pets and are certainly
not welcoming to visitors."
added: "Since last summer there have been regular gatherings
here and they seem to be becoming more frequent. Something needs
to happen - it's frustrating when we've informed the police but
nothing is done."
don't mind picking up occasional rubbish washed up along the beach,
but it can take several days to clear the dunes after these parties.
There are even gas canisters and disposable barbecues left there