'wheelie' serious about tackling litter problems
than 900 homes across Burnham-On-Sea look set to receive free
wheelie bins next year as part of an effort to stamp out problems
with seagulls in the town.
District Council is considering distributing the bins in a bid
to make pavements and streets tidier.
bags, it says, are often broken open in bad weather or by seabirds
and rubbish is strewn across roads.
areas of Burnham which could receive the wheelie bins include
and roads between Maddocks Slade and Maple Drive, including streets
off The Esplanade such as Pier Street, Adam Street, Cross Street,
College Street and some properties in Oxford Street and Manor
Road, plus the Lundy Drive Estate west of Marine Drive.
each household will be issued with one dark grey 180 litre wheeled
bin, the same size as the green wheeled bins we use for the garden
waste service," said district council spokeswoman Teresa
is hoped that the new bins will be in place for February 2006,
although a survey will be carried out over the next few months
to see where the bins would be inappropriate. Here, alternative
arrangements will be made and some households will remain using
black bags. Larger households may be given two wheelie bins and
there will also be the offer of help and advice for the elderly
Town Council Leader Peter Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I
am delighted to see the introduction of wheelie bins into the
town. I feel this is long overdue and a sensible way forward."
is time Sedgemoor introduced wheelie bins in to all areas of the
town where possible - the black bag approach only leads to problems
as we have come to see. Perhaps the seagulls have done us a favour."
is important we monitor the situation and inform Sedgemoor of
other areas that are being affected as a result of the introduction
of these bins."
leaflet outlining the new arrangements and explaining why they
are being introduced will be distributed. Refuse will continue
to be collected once a week, with recycling once a fortnight.