beach signs proposed to 'prick consciences of dog owners'
Burnham-On-Sea town councillor has called for more to be done
to reduce dog fouling on the town's beach.
a Town Council debate regarding work to improve Burnham's sea
water quality, Cllr Louise Parkin said: "Some people don't
realise why dogs aren't allowed on the beach between the jetty
and the Pavilion."
should be putting up signs on the entrances explaining that it's
a designated children's play area. That's why dogs aren't allowed."
might just prick a few consciences that there is a specific reason
why dogs are not allowed on that small part of a seven mile beach."
the meeting, former town councillor Ken Smout gave an update on
the ongoing work by Wessex Water, the Environment Agency and local
authorities to improve the town's sea water quality in the wake
of the introduction of the EU's more stringent testing guidelines.
was also an update from Burnham's Coastal Officer Harriet Yates-Smith,
right, who is running an independent campaign called 'Litter
Free Coast and Sea Somerset', a project led by the Severn Estuary
said she has received lots of "positive feedback" from
locals regarding the project.
Kate Lawson added: "We need to raise awareness of the sea
water quality problem as widely as possible. There are far-reaching
consequences and everyone needs to realise they have a part to
play in adressing the problems, whether they are dog owners, land
onwers, beach users, or residents who all add to the pollution."
Lindsey Ripley thanked Ken and Harriet for their work so far,
adding that the beach is "very important."
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