A beach clean on the shores of Stert Island, opposite Burnham-On-Sea, was launched on Saturday (September 7th).

Members of Burnham-On-Sea Gig Rowing Club rowed over to Stert Island, armed with litter-picking equipment, to gather rubbish from its shoreline.

A spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the group collected a “frustrating amount of discarded plastic” which included bottles, packaging and commercial rubbish.

“During rows around the island we had spotted the amount of plastic and therefore decided that a litter pick was needed.”

“Going through the correct channels, we had permission from Natural England, and we hope to undertake more visits especially as we have put a pile of further plastic in a safe place ready for collection – there was too much to bring back in one trip.”

“We collected various items including a helmet, hard hat, message in a bottle, mower grass basket, a 2004 World Cup plastic football, and an awful lot of plastic water bottles and tennis balls.”

Pictured: Saturday’s clean-up (Burnham Gig Rowing Club / Burnham-On-Sea.com)