Published:
February 25, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge join 'Clean For The Queen' campaign

Clean For The QueenA beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow, and a litter pick at Highbridge's Apex Paerk are set to be held over the coming weeks as part of a nationwide effort to spruce up the country in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Community groups in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being encouraged to join the nationwide campaign, called 'Clean for The Queen', as litter blitzes take place across the UK.

Sedgemoor District Council has contacted all local town and parish councils and many community groups to offer the loan of equipment, such as gloves and litter-picking kit, for the work.

"The council is encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to 'do their bit' and enjoy a few hours together litter-picking," said a spokesman. "Once the bags are filled, Sedgemoor will take them away."

A beach spring clean of Burnham-On-Sea Beach, between Berrow beach car park and Burnham's Maddocks Slade, will be carried out on Thursday 17th March from 10am. Volunteers can take part by meeting and parking at either Berrow Beach car park or Maddocks Slade at 10am.

Beach Wardens will meet helpers at both locations. Volunteers are being urged to wrap up warmly and wear suitable boots and clothing. Further information is available from Graham Newing, Sedgemoor District Council's Resorts Officer, on 07710 841791.

The Friends of Apex Park will also be carrying out a litter-pick around the Highbridge park on Friday March 4th from 10am-12 noon. Volunteers shoudld meet at the Apex Park Car Park Office.

Burnham-On-Sea's Lower lighthouse has also been entered into a national comtest where the organisers of 'Clean for the Queen' perform a free clean-up of a local building, monument or iconic location. Hundreds of entries were nominated but, unfortunately, the lighthouse has not been chosen.

Any group or individual who wants to take part in the 'Clean for the Queen' can find information and resources at http://www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk or contact Sedgemoor's Clean Surroundings team on clean.surroundings@sedgemoor.gov.uk or 01278 435498.

Pictyured: Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, launching the nationwide initiate

 


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