THE Friends of Berrow Beach are appealing for help to clean up debris from Berrow Beach in the wake of Storm Dennis.

Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis caused problems across the Somerset coast which led to large amounts of plastic debris washing up on the county's beaches.

In a bid to keep their beach clean The Friends of Berrow Beach are appealing to residents to give up their time to help clear rubbish from the beach so it does not get washed back into the sea.

The clean up will start at 10am on Saturday (February 22) and visitors are asked to meet at the Sundowner Beach Bar at Beachside Holiday Park in Coast Road, Berrow.

Nigel Hoy, one of the founders of The Friends of Berrow Beach, said: "A lot of debris has come ashore since our last beach clean on February 8.

"This is mainly as a result of the two latest storms (Ciara and Dennis), which have both bought in an unusual amount of plastic litter.

"As our next scheduled beach clean is not until March 14, we thought we’d hold an interim clean to pick up as much as we can and before a lot of it is washed back into the sea.

"We have advertised the event on several local Facebook pages in the hope that we get a lot of help from everyone available on the day.

"Sedgemoor District Council have kindly agreed to pick up all the rubbish after the clean."