group tackles seafront dog fouling
new group in Burnham-On-Sea that's been formed to tackle dog fouling
along the town's beach and seafront has held its first clean-up
operation this week.
'Burnham Pooper Troopers', comprising of a group of community volunteers,
collected 5lbs of dog waste during Monday's clean-up between the
jetty and Sailing Club.
Yates-Smith, who is overseeing the group while running the Litter
Free Coast and Sea community campaign, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We had a good turnout for our first weekly patrol with plenty
of support for what we are doing."
'Burnham Pooper Troopers' have now started their weekly patrols,
and regular updates will be given to Tina Kick, Sedgemoor District
Council's dog warden to allow her to target hot spots and take action
added: "The group is full of passionate, responsible dog owners
who don't want to see poo on their beach or seafront anymore."
is trying to reduce Burnham's marine litter and improve the bathing
water quality by encouraging people to consider and reduce their
own impacts on water quality through targeted campaigns, events
popular beach suffered a 'poor' rating from the EU after stricter
new bathing water quality standards came into force.
is also ongoing by Wessex Water, Sedgemoor District Council and
the Environment Agency to improve the quality of the sea water.