couple's plea to motorists over discarded litter
Burnham-On-Sea couple has urged motorists to be more responsible
after collecting huge quantities of litter from hedgerows and
verges along a busy road in the town.
and Judith Champion launched a litter pick along Stoddens Lane
at the weekend after getting increasingly frustrated at the amount
of rubbish thrown from passing vehicles.
fed up with this beautiful lane being used as a rubbish bin,"
Judith, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "We all need to
take more responsibility to keep our countryside beautiful."
collected four sackfuls of rubbish from the grass verges and hedges
in just a 150-yard stretch of Stoddens Lane on Saturday."
of it comes from passing motorists dumping rubbish from McDonalds,
Costa, Bargain Booze and local supermarkets."
number of bottles, cans, coffee cups and crisp packets is simply
disgusting - we collected 87 plastic bottles, 84 aluminium cans,
and far too many glass bottles, crisp packets, cigarette packets,
plastic bags, sweet wrappers to count."
that was nothing compared to our pickings on Sunday up to the
railway bridge - we needed a trailer to take it all away,"
added Hugh, right.
couple says Sedgemoor District Council has been "very supportive"
and took away all the rubbish they'd collected on Monday and offered
to provide litter-picking equipment for any future cleaning.
Judtih added: "We really shouldn't have to do this. The problem
is getting worse - but is simple to rsolove. Motorists just need
to be more responsible and take their waste home with them and
dispose of it properly."