Burnham Youth Town Council members perform
group of community-minded youngsters from Burnham-On-Sea had an
unusual start to their half-term holiday by picking up rubbish.
of the Burnham and Highbridge Youth Town Council tidied up the
streets around King Alfred School and the BAY Club after noticing
lots of rubbish.
youngsters took part, armed with bin bags and litter pickers,
and finished with refreshments bought with the help of Somerset
County Councillor Rosemarie Parson's Community Grant Fund.
litter pick was carried out in and around the area at the back
of King Alfred's, including the lanes leading to some of the housing
the group were students from King Alfred School and St Josephs.
The youngsters found it hard work in less than glorious weather
but they were keen to give up some of their free time to help
in this community effort.
and district councillor Louise Parkin told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The children from the school in general have been blamed
for the mess and whilst I have no doubt that the majority of the
crisp packets were theirs, I am sure that the other mess including
beer cans and doggy bags was not."
town council intends to install more bins in the area soon, in
addition to some signs designed by the Youth Town Council which
aim to encourage children not to litter so they are not automatically
blamed in the future.
youngsters pictured above are Sarah-Jayne and Vivian Aston, Stehen
Cleavely, Eligia Chancey, James Donnellan, Chester Allen, Kirsty
Henbery, Chloe Motuel-Evans and Christopher Burridge.
Youth Town Council raises money
for Children In Need