ban on sky lanterns to be part of wider 'green' policy
new environmental policy is set to be introduced at Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge Town Council as part of a wide reaching green
plan for the area.
council has this week unanimously agreed to ban the use of sky lanterns
on its properties, which include local cemeteries and it
hopes that Sedgemoor District Council will follow suit.
comes amid concern about the environment impact arising from the
use of sky lanterns, which can affect animals and wildlife.
Mike Facey said at this weeks meeting: "Sky lanterns
are a menace our Mayor Bill Hancock, who is a farmer, has
suffered continuously from their use. Several of his livestock have
suffocated and suffered injuries from them."
Andy Brewer added: "The policy on sky lanterns will be just
one part of our planned new environmental policy covering many topics,
including plastics usage."