campaign encourages Burnham beach users to clean up litter
users in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow are being encouraged to spend
two minutes picking up litter from local beaches as part of a new
initiative to improve their cleanliness.
new campaign was launched on Friday (September 2nd) by the locally-run
project Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset, which has unveiled several
promotional boards in Burnham and Berrow, as pictured here, to encourage
local people to get involved.
Yates-Smith, the scheme's Project Officer, says the boards intend
to remind people to keep beaches clean and promote a shared responsibility
to minimise litter.
promotional boards provide litter pickers and plastic bags for beach
users to safely remove litter, and also encorage users to take a
photo of what they find and share it on social media, and then also
to recycle the litter where possible.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Approximately eight million individual
pieces of marine litter enter the sea every day, threatening our
eco-systems, marine life and communities. The 2-minute beach clean
boards give everyone the opportunity to get involved, look after
their environment and help keep Burnham-On-Sea beautiful."
stations provide all the equipment required, including plastic bags,
a litter picker and information on keeping safe whilst cleaning.
So we're inviting everyone to get involved because small actions
really can make a difference."
District Council - which is sponsoring the initiative - says its
beach wardens will be looking after the signs on Burnham and Berrow
beaches each day and making sure that they are in a sensible place
where they are not at risk of people tripping over them or blowing
District Council spokeman added: "We are pleased that the 2-minute
beach clean boards are now on display. Sedgemoor, along with the
Bathing Water Quality Group, are looking at various ways of trying
to improve the quality of the water at Burnham-On-Sea and this is
just one way in which residents and visitors can help. "
Free Coast & Sea Somerset is a community led campaign to reduce
marine and beach litter and improve bathing water quality in Somerset.