carnival clean-up operation completed in early hours
were the scenes in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre as council staff
began a huge carnival clean-up operation during the early hours
of Tuesday morning.
District Council's Clean Surroundings Team started work at 4.45am
to ensure roads along the carnival route - the High Street, Victoria
Street, Marine Drive and Love Lane - were clean in time for the
start of the working day.
Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The 12 dedicated staff
started at 4.45am and finished just before 8am."
not easy to tell how much rubbish was collected as we had many different
vans and lorries going to and fro to different depots to unload
- just to say it was a lot."
The council also supported public safety as its Environmental Health
staff completed food safety inspections at the mobile catering vans
to ensure food was served in a safe, compliant environment.
CCTV team also worked closely with the Police and other blue-light
services to support and monitor any public safety and/or crime and
added: "The council also foregoes parking charges in Sedgemoor-managed
car parks in Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea to allow the carnival
committees and clubs to ask for voluntary donations in the late
afternoon and evening."
the car parks are always full on carnival day this allows the committees
to collect much-needed funds."
District Council also processes the various traffic orders to temporarily
close the roads at the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival."