22nd February 2020

Members of Burnham’s Green Spaces team, including Cllrs Donnelly, English and Bell  braving the stiff westerly wind before heading out towards the marshes on a litterpick with Wayne and his dog Koda.© 2020 Nick Skeens

Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda joined Burnham litter pickers today, Saturday 22nd February, 2020, in his round-Britain mission to clean up the UK coast.

They gathered by the Anchor Hotel at 10.30am before heading eastwards out along the seawall,  propelled by powerful winds.

Wayne’s walk began just over four years ago, on 1 Feb 2016. Last night he walked from South Woodham Ferrers to the Burnham Marina, where he camped. He is now heading north up the Essex coast, though may decide to spend the weekend in Burnham.

Wayne is walking in memory of his late father John L Dixon, who suffered from Bipolar disorder before passing away in September 2012.

Koda is a northern Inuit dog bought by John 10 days before he died. Wayne took over looking after Koda but found it quite a challenge. Happily he managed to contact the original Inuit breeder via the internet, who helped him train the dog.

Wayne welcomes people who want to join him walking and litter-picking, offer him a bed for the night or a hot drink and butty!

For more, click here for his facebook page.