& video: Surprise finds during Burnham-On-Sea beach clean-up
and shotgun shell cases were among the items collected by volunteers
during a community beach clean-up in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
20 helpers attended the event, organised by The Friends of Burnham
Beach, with the focus of their efforts being the beach around the
sailing pontoons and the River Brue estuary.
amounts of plastic rubbish get washed up on the high tides at this
point of the beach, and many sackfuls were collected during Saturday's
joined the clean-up and spoke with Mark Wakeling, pictured below,
who is the local representative for Surfers Against Sewage (SAS)
and who described the scale of the issue.
here with a shotgun shell case, he said: "It's a big problem.
We see a lot of rubbish getting washed up here - everything from
syringes and bottles, to fishing line and netting, cotton buds and
tampon applicators. It affects the cleanliness of the beach and
syringe was among the 'sharps waste' that was safely removed by
the volunteers during Saturday's clean-up.
Mark Hollidge said the successful event was the fourth clean-up
by The Friends of Burnham Beach.
thanks go to everyone who came along and helped with the clean-up,
particularly on such a cold winter's day with sleet in the air."
will be plenty more opportunities through the year to join further
beach cleans," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of all ages got involved in Saturday's clean-up on Burnham-On-Sea
beach and further monthly clean-ups are planned through the year.
of the volunteers is supplied with pickers and heavy duty sacks
to help them safely remove the rubbish from along the beach.
bottles were among the large amount of beach waste collected during
of rubbish, including tyres, fishing netting and plastic crates
were collected during the clean-up. Keep an eye on Burnham-On-Sea.com
for the dates of the clean-ups through the year.
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