Coastal Officer to hold drop-in event on water quality
(Sunday, 15th May) marks the beginning of the new bathing water
season across Europe when the sea water quality is monitored to
protect the health of those using it and to safeguard the environment.
sign will also be put up at Burnham Jetty, advising people not
to swim because of the 'poor' bathing water classification.
Coastal Officer Harriet Yates-Smith, pictured, will be holding
a drop-in event for those who are unsure about what the new classification
11am - 2pm on Sunday May 15th and Thursday May 19th, Harriet will
be at the Bay View Cafe on The Esplanade to answer questions about
the new bathing water standards and why Burnham has been classed
bathing is not being advised at Burnham-On-Sea beach the great
crew of Sedgemoor District Council's beach wardens and the RNLI
will be monitoring the beach and making sure everyone stays safe.
The RNLI Lifeguards will be patrolling from 9th July to 4th September,
said: "Improving bathing water in Burnham-On-Sea is everyone's
responsibility so I wanted to give the community the opportunity
to come and speak to me to ask any questions they aren't clear
is already underway by Wessex Water, the Environment Agency, Sedgemoor
District Council and Natural England to help improve the bathing
waters but the community can also do their bit to make a difference."
Free Coast and Sea Somerset' is a community-led campaign which
is all about local people coming together to improve the bathing
water and reduce marine and beach litter so Burnham-On-Sea is
an even better place to live, work and play.
added: "Even if you prefer to bask in the sun than bathe,
Burnham's reputation as an excellent seaside resort is influenced
by its bathing water quality, so it's up to you to try and help
create cleaner beaches and seas. Please come and chat to me on
Sunday 15th or Thursday 19th to learn more about the issue and
how you can get involved with Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset."