Friends of Burnham Beach launched to tidy up town's beach
new community group called the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach is
set to launch this week as part of a project to clean up the town's
new group is being formed by Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset,
the campaign that's overseeing Burnham's attempt to improve the
town's sea water quality.
Coastal Officer Harriet Yates-Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
new group, called the Friends of Burnham Beach, will be comprised
of a dedicated group of volunteers who clean the beach every month,
making sure it's safe and clean for everyone to enjoy."
first beach clean will take place on Saturday 20th August at 11am,
starting at the town's jetty.
hoping that there will be a good turnout of local people who are
keen to help keep our beach clean on a regular basis."
group, the Pooper Troopers, was also recently formed to clean up
the seafront area. It will be carrying out a patrol this Friday,
August 19th, from 10am to encourage responsible dog ownership and
help prevent dog fouling on the beach and seafront.
comes after Burnhams popular beach suffered a 'poor' rating
last November after stricter new EU bathing water quality standards
came into force.
the quality of the seawater is no worse than it has been in the
past, it was clear that more needed to be done to involve the local
community in finding a solution, in addition to work already underway
by Wessex Water, Sedgemoor District Council and the Environment
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