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Burnham beach clean held after council supports plastic-free coastlines motion

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 December 2017

A previous beach clean.

A previous beach clean.


A beach clean took place in Burnham-on-Sea at the weekend, a few days after the town council supported a plastic-free coastline motion.

Around 30 people supported the clean on Saturday.

It was organised by the Friends of Burnham Beach and attended by the town’s new coastal community officer Tanya Cox.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council voted last week to support Surfers Against Sewage’s plastic-free coastline status, which involves businesses and community groups removing single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery.

MORE: Burnham-on-Sea’s town council unanimously backs plastic-free coastline campaign.

The Mercury is running its Cleaner Coastlines campaign alongside Weston Chamber of Commerce to achieve the same status for Weston.

Wells MP James Heappey said: “I think people feel motivated and they know there’s too much plastic in the sea and on the beach and there’s an element of wanting to do our bit locally.

“It is great to see people responding to that.”

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