Beach clean attracts record number of litter pickers
PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 22 February 2018
A record number of litter pickers gathered to clean Burnham-on-Sea's beach.
More than 60 volunteers braved the weekend’s windy conditions to fill their rubbish sacks with an array of items found on the banks of the River Brue, including a kettle, used car parts and old shoes.
During the two-hour clean, more than 100 sacks were collected.
The results have inspired the formation of a new beach cleaning group in Berrow, which will meet for the first time on March 10.
A spokesman for Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team said: “This really shows what a fantastic community we have in Burnham, people care about where they live and are willing to go out and make a difference.
“As coastguards, we see the effects of litter along the river banks and beaches and thank everyone for their amazing efforts.
“The organisers have done a great job and the community has once again gone above and beyond.”
The next beach clean in Burnham will be held on March 3 at 10am.