community group 'Burnham Pooper Troopers' tackles dog fouling
A new group has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea to
tackle dog fouling on the town's beach.
'Burnham Pooper Troopers', the community group has been set up
by volunteers to try and reduce the amount of waste.
has come together to take action on dog fouling and help keep
our beaches and bathing waters clean," said a spokesperson.
'Burnham Pooper Troopers' will be out on our shores soon, making
sure the beaches and surrounding areas in Burnham-On-Sea are kept
clean for everyone to enjoy."
Yates-Smith, right, who is running the independent Litter
Free Coast and Sea community campaign, said: "The
group is full of passionate, responsible dog owners who don't
want to see poo on their beach anymore."
new group held its first trial run over the past week, between
Marine Cove and the Sailing Club, and picked up six sets of discarded
dog waste - a figure that it said was "disapppointing."
wants to harness Burnhams community spirit to reduce 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 and education.
popular beach suffered a 'poor' rating last November after stricter
new EU 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.