A brand new group to keep Berrow’s beach free of litter will meet for the first time today (Saturday, March 10th).
The newly-formed Friends of Berrow Beach is appealing for helpers to come forward and and help to clean the village’s beach ahead of the start of the Easter holiday season.
The group intends to meet monthly, collecting plastic rubbish washed up along the beach.
The new group will gather from 10am-12 noon, meeting at Berrow Church, where new volunteers will be welcomed.
The Berrow group is being led by Honour Greenslade, Sue Meads and Tracie Philpott with the supported of Coastal Community Officer Tanya Cox.
Honour, pictured above with Tanya, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Litter is just as much a problem on Berrow beach as it is in Burnham – litter doesn’t know any boundaries. After the recent storms a lot of debris was washed up which we’d like to remove.”
She added that the Co-Op in Berrow and Boots in Burnham have already pledged their support, giving supplies and first aid kits to the new group.
Tanya, from the Litter Free Coasts & Seas Somerset project, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It’s fantastic that a second group is being set up in Berrow to remove litter there too and thank the residents for coming forward to create it. We’d like to see a third group formed in Brean in the future too.”