The Big Debate: Jon Holmes discusses the hot (and sometimes cold and wet) topic of sand

The Big Debate: Jon Holmes discusses the importance of...sand

Look at these big fat beach huts taking up our sand

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tune in to Jon Holmes on talkRADIO, Monday to Friday, 1pm-4pm, for a unique take on the day's talking points. Is it any good? You'll have to listen and decide for yourself, because we're not going to tell you.

Every weekday, the Jon Holmes show tackles a major talking point with 'The Big Debate' and Tuesday 29 March 2016 brought a massive discussion about something that's actually very small. Sand.

More specifically, North Somerset Council have breached their own planning permission by building 24 "oversized" beach huts on the Weston-super-Mare seafront, which turned out to be 20 per cent larger than allowed.

And that can mean only one thing... precious sand that should, by law, be there for all Weston-super-Marers to enjoy, could be covered by a big, fat beach hut.

It's a story that very briefly dominated the North Somerset news agenda, much to the possible anger of Kim Kardashian, but what do the Great British public make of the issue?

In time honoured radio tradition, we got two people with opposing views to get increasingly angry about the other person's different opinion, and let it play out for your listening pleasure.

Click play on the audio player above, to listen as one listener named Ian and a chap named Josh go hammer and tongs/bucket and spades over the issue of naturally occuring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles (sand).