Burnham-On-Sea group collects 15 bags of rubbish in beach clean
sackfuls of rubbish were collected from Burnham-On-Sea's beach and
the banks of the River Brue estuary during a community clean-up
held on Saturday (September 24th).
newly-formed Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach met for the first time,
as pictured here, as part of an ongoing project to clean up the
new group has been 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 said: "We collected 15
bags of rubbish plus a tyre and loads of ear buds during the clean-up."
big thank you goes to all the wonderful volunteers who came along."
added that the new group intends to meet every month to clean up
the beach, going as far as Brean in the future to tidy the whole
Hollidge, who is leading the group, also thanked those who had come
along and told Burnham-On-Sea.com he hopes more will get involved
in coming months as the Friends of Burnham Beach grows.
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, to encourage responsible dog ownership and prevent
dog fouling along the beach and seafront.
comes after Burnhams sea water quality was given 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, alongside the work already underway
by Wessex Water, Sedgemoor District Council and the Environment
group's clean-up underway on Burnham beach on Saturday
clean-up collected this mound of rubbish from the beach and river