Council urged: 'Make Burnham-On-Sea's town centre streets cleaner'
Burnham-On-Sea resident has this week urged town councillors to
do more to keep the town centre's streets tidy.
Young told town councillors at their meeting on Monday evening
that discarded litter on pavements and in gutters is blighting
parts of Burnham.
said: "Litter is particularly noticeable in the side streets
around Burnham town centre. I frequently have to step around debris
on pavements to dodge bottles, cans and polystyrene packaging."
High Street is deteriorating too - more council money should be
spent on town centre cleaning rather than street improvements
such as new pavings. Get the basics right first and look at the
Council Clerk Denise Emery said the council currently pays £6,000
a year for a street cleaner in Burnham town centre.
Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton was sympathetic, saying: "I have
seen the problem myself. I think it's more of an issue after rubbish
collections have taken place and the seagulls have spread the
rubbish around. We will ask Somerset Waste Partnership to take
every effort to clean up after bin bags are collected."
Cllr Martin Cox thanked Mrs Young for bringing the matter to the
council and promised that "we will take action" to address
Top, Burnham High Street and, above, Sylvia Young who wants more
to be done to make the town cleaner