AN extremely heavy piece of plastic piping which washed on up Berrow Beach has been removed by Sedgemoor council’s Clean Surroundings Team.
A spokesperson for the council said: “The Friends of Berrow Beach got in touch with us as the piping is a very heavy and unwieldly item and there were concerns that it could cause serious injury if accidently rolled onto an unsuspecting toddler or child.
“Young beachgoers enjoying the beach and sunshine had already been spotted playing on and in it.
“Additionally, it could have gone back out to sea in the forecast high tides over the next week or so and would become a serious floating hazard for small boat or jet ski-ers.
“The Clean Surroundings Team cut the pipe into two pieces and took it away.
“It is now in its new home, providing some new play equipment for the animals in nearby Animal Farm Adventure Park – who were more than happy to recycle it.”