1:24pm Friday 24th August 2012 in Letters
HAVING just read your article by Ruth Davies, I would like to offer our support of the idea being mooted.
Having walked from Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot on the beach at low tide last Wednesday, my wife and myself were concerned at the litter laying at high tide marks along with copious amounts of seaweed.
Whilst walking we mulled over the idea of someone getting a beach cleaning tool to regularly remove the mess.
Once the majority of debris is removed it would take just the occasional sweep of the beach along the high tide marks to maintain what is an excellent beach.
We thought of a tractor and a chain mechanism that would collect debris whilst being dragged along having seem a similar mechanism being operated on Barry Island beach some years ago.
Next thing we saw the RNLI beach buggy and driver attending a request by two ladies to help a disabled sea gull, stranded at mid tide and probably injured.
Our thoughts turned to this beach buggy and one of the three lifegaurds, perhaps once a week/day trawling the high tide mark for seaweed and litter. Of course this debris must then be removed from the beach, perhaps by the use of the councils bins and bin men.
The cost would be minimal as would the time taken by a fit young lifeguard. The benefits to Saundersfoot and other patrolled beaches would be immense.
Well done Councillor Williams for stating his opinions.
It would be a small but highly appreciated change in the daily schedule of the lifegaurds.
BRIAN AND MARY WATKINS Broardmoor, Kilgetty