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.

Archant

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.”

More from Weston Mercury

29 minutes ago

A dementia specialist nurse has been employed at Weston General Hospital.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:23

Motorists are facing long delays on the M5 this evening (Sunday) after a crash involving several vehicles.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Villagers in Wedmore have been raising money to twin their toilets and help thousands of people living in poverty around the world.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A school paper which was set up in tribute of Jill Dando has published its first edition.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A cruise ship made a rare appearance off the coast of Weston-super-Mare, when it docked at Steep Holm island.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

An art exhibition dedicated to anti-bullying will take place in Weston-super-Mare later this year.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

An open day in Worle gave people the chance to have their say on what they would like to see happen and improved where they live.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A kingfisher which suffered a nasty head trauma is set to return to the wild after being treated at a rescue charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

The war memorial in Worle has been refurbished in time for the commemoration of World War One in November.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

A new theatre show will take Weston by storm as Irish river dancers take to the stage.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists