Big Beach Clean Up gets under way

Big  Beach Clean Up gets under way

Big Beach Clean Up gets under way

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About 200 volunteers are taking to the seafront for the Big Beach Clean Up this morning.
 

Employees from some of the biggest business in Brighton and Hove are joining politicians, council workers and staff from The Argus for the post bank holiday litter pick.
 

Among them will be 30volunteers from American Express along with staff from Legal and General, The Grand and Southern Water.
 

Caroline Lucas MP, Simon Kirby MP, council leader Jason Kitcat and councillors Geoffrey Theobald and Warren Morgan have also signed up.
 

Michael Beard, editor of The Argus, said: “It is fantastic to see how many people have signed up to help clean up the beach."
 

The Big Beach Clean Up has been organised by The Argus and will run from 8.30am to 10.30am with equipment provided by Cityclean.
 

There will also be free bacon or egg sandwiches from Andy Cheeseman, owner of Buddies restaurant.
 

The event is part of the Citymakers Initiative led by The Argus.
 

For more details visit www.theargus.co.uk.

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9:17am Tue 27 May 14

worthingite says...

Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL
Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL worthingite
  • Score: 4

9:42am Tue 27 May 14

reddogs says...

If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do
If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do reddogs
  • Score: 8

9:48am Tue 27 May 14

power_ranger says...

This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course?

Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them!
We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles.

For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.
This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course? Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them! We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles. For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry. power_ranger
  • Score: 10

10:02am Tue 27 May 14

Max Ripple says...

Just fine the bugers! Make them take it home! People who leave litter and burnt out barbecues are the scum of the earth. They don't deserve namby pamby Greens clearing up after them. The Greens will fine motorists for breathing, why not litter bugs? Oh sorry, litter bugs are probably seen as being as delicate and fragile as cyclists and travellers. New campaign "Hug a Bug Today"!!
Just fine the bugers! Make them take it home! People who leave litter and burnt out barbecues are the scum of the earth. They don't deserve namby pamby Greens clearing up after them. The Greens will fine motorists for breathing, why not litter bugs? Oh sorry, litter bugs are probably seen as being as delicate and fragile as cyclists and travellers. New campaign "Hug a Bug Today"!! Max Ripple
  • Score: 0

10:08am Tue 27 May 14

Withdean-er says...

worthingite wrote:
Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL
That's so funny! Everyone LOL.
[quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL[/p][/quote]That's so funny! Everyone LOL. Withdean-er
  • Score: -2

10:21am Tue 27 May 14

Atticus says...

power_ranger wrote:
This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course?

Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them!
We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles.

For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.
Bournemouth beach is a poor example to use.

It is so much easier to clean than our beach for two key reasons. Firstly the ground is made of sand and can be raked by tractors in a matter of hours. Our beach has to be walked to litter pick, have you ever tried to walk its full length on the shingle? Trust me, it's hard.

Secondly, Bournemouth receive 4.7m visitors per annum vs Brightons 8m+. ~3.3m extra bodies bringing excess litter and often showing a lack of personal responsibility.

It would be so nice if people took their litter home, and if there was an unlimited budget to employ street cleaners, but they don't and there isn't so we have to muddle through as best we can.

How great that we have volunteers offering their time today rather than moaning on the internet.
[quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course? Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them! We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles. For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth beach is a poor example to use. It is so much easier to clean than our beach for two key reasons. Firstly the ground is made of sand and can be raked by tractors in a matter of hours. Our beach has to be walked to litter pick, have you ever tried to walk its full length on the shingle? Trust me, it's hard. Secondly, Bournemouth receive 4.7m visitors per annum vs Brightons 8m+. ~3.3m extra bodies bringing excess litter and often showing a lack of personal responsibility. It would be so nice if people took their litter home, and if there was an unlimited budget to employ street cleaners, but they don't and there isn't so we have to muddle through as best we can. How great that we have volunteers offering their time today rather than moaning on the internet. Atticus
  • Score: 12

10:36am Tue 27 May 14

clubrob6 says...

I was on the beach in Hove the other day I was surprised how much small plastic objects and fishing line was in the beach it must have been washed up or exposed during the storms earlier this year.The council beach cleaners do a great job but we can help by picking up such objects when on the beach.
I was on the beach in Hove the other day I was surprised how much small plastic objects and fishing line was in the beach it must have been washed up or exposed during the storms earlier this year.The council beach cleaners do a great job but we can help by picking up such objects when on the beach. clubrob6
  • Score: 11

10:39am Tue 27 May 14

clubrob6 says...

worthingite wrote:
Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL
Must admit most people don't see the mess on our beaches first thing in the morning before the council cleans them up,but these events are good for picking up small plastic items etc the council workers don't have time to pick up.
[quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: Council have been and gone, doing a fine job already, nothing there for anyone to do LOL[/p][/quote]Must admit most people don't see the mess on our beaches first thing in the morning before the council cleans them up,but these events are good for picking up small plastic items etc the council workers don't have time to pick up. clubrob6
  • Score: 10

11:13am Tue 27 May 14

cathykate says...

Just got back from beach litter pick with my 11yr old (on school hols) and it felt good to be doing something good and positive for the enviroment and Brighton.....
Just got back from beach litter pick with my 11yr old (on school hols) and it felt good to be doing something good and positive for the enviroment and Brighton..... cathykate
  • Score: 18

11:30am Tue 27 May 14

Eugenius says...

power_ranger wrote:
This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course?

Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them!
We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles.

For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.
That's an ignorant comment. Brighton & Hove City Council does of course have a CityClean team out cleaning the beach and seafront every morning at 5am - see http://s.coop/seafro
ntlitter

The value of this event is more about making people in the city (and through the publicity, our visitors as well) better aware of the problems caused by litter so that the problem is prevented in the first place. There is also a really good atmosphere from being involved in a community effort that isn't a "big society" initiative to cut costs.
[quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course? Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them! We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles. For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.[/p][/quote]That's an ignorant comment. Brighton & Hove City Council does of course have a CityClean team out cleaning the beach and seafront every morning at 5am - see http://s.coop/seafro ntlitter The value of this event is more about making people in the city (and through the publicity, our visitors as well) better aware of the problems caused by litter so that the problem is prevented in the first place. There is also a really good atmosphere from being involved in a community effort that isn't a "big society" initiative to cut costs. Eugenius
  • Score: 11

12:06pm Tue 27 May 14

firemanste says...

thank you to everyone who helped as it all helps to keep a nice clean beach.if we all picked just a few bits of rubbish up each in the city,then this city would be spotless.
thank you to everyone who helped as it all helps to keep a nice clean beach.if we all picked just a few bits of rubbish up each in the city,then this city would be spotless. firemanste
  • Score: 5

12:35pm Tue 27 May 14

Psssst says...

reddogs wrote:
If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do
Not sure what part of Hanover you live in, perfectly clean around here. Maybe you and your neighbours are just particularly dirty, and should learn how to pick up after yourselves.
[quote][p][bold]reddogs[/bold] wrote: If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do[/p][/quote]Not sure what part of Hanover you live in, perfectly clean around here. Maybe you and your neighbours are just particularly dirty, and should learn how to pick up after yourselves. Psssst
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Tue 27 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Why don't people just take their own rubbish home with them?
Why don't people just take their own rubbish home with them? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 4

12:41pm Tue 27 May 14

Withdean-er says...

firemanste wrote:
thank you to everyone who helped as it all helps to keep a nice clean beach.if we all picked just a few bits of rubbish up each in the city,then this city would be spotless.
That's true. Counters the effects of low-life's who lob their takeaway packaging, bottles and cans about. To normal people things then look tidier, more stuff gets recycled, and its safer for residents, pets and urban wildlife.
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: thank you to everyone who helped as it all helps to keep a nice clean beach.if we all picked just a few bits of rubbish up each in the city,then this city would be spotless.[/p][/quote]That's true. Counters the effects of low-life's who lob their takeaway packaging, bottles and cans about. To normal people things then look tidier, more stuff gets recycled, and its safer for residents, pets and urban wildlife. Withdean-er
  • Score: 5

12:54pm Tue 27 May 14

Cave Johnson says...

So if it is only 2 huours long does that mean there isn't much rubbish to clear, an it is actualy an advert for the Agus and a photo oppotunity for the rest?
So if it is only 2 huours long does that mean there isn't much rubbish to clear, an it is actualy an advert for the Agus and a photo oppotunity for the rest? Cave Johnson
  • Score: -5

1:06pm Tue 27 May 14

Metro Reader says...

Found lots of string, fishing line, bottle tops, plastic bottle tops and bits of paper, plastic straws and cigarette butts.

Was is amazing are the negative comments on here, our team were actually verbally abused by some young female for doing to good a job! she was complaining it was the council's job to clean up, she seems to have missed the point completely.

I even got a paid morning off to help!
Found lots of string, fishing line, bottle tops, plastic bottle tops and bits of paper, plastic straws and cigarette butts. Was is amazing are the negative comments on here, our team were actually verbally abused by some young female for doing to good a job! she was complaining it was the council's job to clean up, she seems to have missed the point completely. I even got a paid morning off to help! Metro Reader
  • Score: 10

1:09pm Tue 27 May 14

Gribbet says...

reddogs wrote:
If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do
I also live in Hanover, but if I see rubbish on the street outside my house, I pick it up and put it in the bin rather than complaining about someone else not picking it up. Maybe you should try this too.
[quote][p][bold]reddogs[/bold] wrote: If they want to do a clean up get them to come to the HANOVER area of Brighton and clean our streets which the council dot want to do[/p][/quote]I also live in Hanover, but if I see rubbish on the street outside my house, I pick it up and put it in the bin rather than complaining about someone else not picking it up. Maybe you should try this too. Gribbet
  • Score: 7

1:12pm Tue 27 May 14

Gribbet says...

power_ranger wrote:
This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course?

Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them!
We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles.

For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.
Being Britain's most popular seaside town seems a good enough reason not to give up on the tourist trade.
[quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course? Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them! We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles. For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.[/p][/quote]Being Britain's most popular seaside town seems a good enough reason not to give up on the tourist trade. Gribbet
  • Score: 7

1:16pm Tue 27 May 14

Fairfax Aches says...

whilst all the volunteers are to be commended, surely prevention is better than cure. The filthy swine of (mostly London and Essex) tourists should be made to take some responsibility. Be that by way of ACTUAL enforcement of littering laws using extra manpower if necessary, or costs imposed on non residents (e.g. entrance fee to use the beach, additional parking charges etc.
whilst all the volunteers are to be commended, surely prevention is better than cure. The filthy swine of (mostly London and Essex) tourists should be made to take some responsibility. Be that by way of ACTUAL enforcement of littering laws using extra manpower if necessary, or costs imposed on non residents (e.g. entrance fee to use the beach, additional parking charges etc. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Why don't people just take their own rubbish home with them?
the sad thing is lots and lots of the detritus is washed up and also many many small plastic sticks "cotton tips " are flushed down toilets.. ..i would be so so pleased if brighton put in better bins i remember the 80's they had bins on the beach almost every 200 meters sadly the ira / terrorist threat has prevented this in the current situation i guess big bins near the coast road is the answer .
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: Why don't people just take their own rubbish home with them?[/p][/quote]the sad thing is lots and lots of the detritus is washed up and also many many small plastic sticks "cotton tips " are flushed down toilets.. ..i would be so so pleased if brighton put in better bins i remember the 80's they had bins on the beach almost every 200 meters sadly the ira / terrorist threat has prevented this in the current situation i guess big bins near the coast road is the answer . Mr chock
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Tue 27 May 14

power_ranger says...

Atticus wrote:
power_ranger wrote:
This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course?

Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them!
We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles.

For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.
Bournemouth beach is a poor example to use.

It is so much easier to clean than our beach for two key reasons. Firstly the ground is made of sand and can be raked by tractors in a matter of hours. Our beach has to be walked to litter pick, have you ever tried to walk its full length on the shingle? Trust me, it's hard.

Secondly, Bournemouth receive 4.7m visitors per annum vs Brightons 8m+. ~3.3m extra bodies bringing excess litter and often showing a lack of personal responsibility.

It would be so nice if people took their litter home, and if there was an unlimited budget to employ street cleaners, but they don't and there isn't so we have to muddle through as best we can.

How great that we have volunteers offering their time today rather than moaning on the internet.
You'll also notice regularly emptied bins and recycling bins every 30 meters on the prom, rather than one or two woefully unsuitable litter bins half a mile away, "seafront rangers" making a presence along the seafront along with the life guards, and plenty of signage encouraging people to help keep the beach beautiful.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out why crap is left on the beach in Brighton.
[quote][p][bold]Atticus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: This town depends on tourism. Why are the council not spending money regularly cleaning up the beach as a matter of course? Bournemouth do it every morning at 5am, look at all the awards that bring trade to them! We even have a "green" council, and yet relying on an annual volunteer movement clean the shmit of the pebbles. For goodness sake, sometimes I wonder why we don't just give up on the tourism trade all together, and instead focus on the bus lane building industry.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth beach is a poor example to use. It is so much easier to clean than our beach for two key reasons. Firstly the ground is made of sand and can be raked by tractors in a matter of hours. Our beach has to be walked to litter pick, have you ever tried to walk its full length on the shingle? Trust me, it's hard. Secondly, Bournemouth receive 4.7m visitors per annum vs Brightons 8m+. ~3.3m extra bodies bringing excess litter and often showing a lack of personal responsibility. It would be so nice if people took their litter home, and if there was an unlimited budget to employ street cleaners, but they don't and there isn't so we have to muddle through as best we can. How great that we have volunteers offering their time today rather than moaning on the internet.[/p][/quote]You'll also notice regularly emptied bins and recycling bins every 30 meters on the prom, rather than one or two woefully unsuitable litter bins half a mile away, "seafront rangers" making a presence along the seafront along with the life guards, and plenty of signage encouraging people to help keep the beach beautiful. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why crap is left on the beach in Brighton. power_ranger
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Tue 27 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

If you MUST use foreign systems of measurements, please spell them correctly.

The distance is 'metres'.
If you MUST use foreign systems of measurements, please spell them correctly. The distance is 'metres'. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -4

4:18pm Tue 27 May 14

robpeewee says...

There should be no need for anybody to have to clean the beach whether they be council workers or volunteers. The dirty, lazy, inconsiderate selfish people who can't be bothered to take home their rubbish are the root cause. Cleaning up after them means they will never take responsibility for their actions - a symptom of society today I'm afraid. Their mothers probably still wipe their bottoms for them!
There should be no need for anybody to have to clean the beach whether they be council workers or volunteers. The dirty, lazy, inconsiderate selfish people who can't be bothered to take home their rubbish are the root cause. Cleaning up after them means they will never take responsibility for their actions - a symptom of society today I'm afraid. Their mothers probably still wipe their bottoms for them! robpeewee
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Tue 27 May 14

Zeta Function says...

Here is a list of stuff I've seen on the beach in one year.

Fridge, TV, computer stuff, bundles of wires, plastic bottles, beer cans, sandwich wrappers, sanitary stuff, carrier bags by the dozen, hooks, and tackle left by anglers, along with their lager cans, etc. Plastic sandals, clothing, cans of diesel oil, biros, ash from barbeques, plastic cutlery, sharp forks, knives, spoons, uncooked sausages, broken brolly.

The bulk of all these discarded mass produced commodities, -this is what rubbish is- plastic materials that leak chemicals into the sea.

Our waste producing society has to change. That means less production and consumption of commodities that can't be recycled.
Here is a list of stuff I've seen on the beach in one year. Fridge, TV, computer stuff, bundles of wires, plastic bottles, beer cans, sandwich wrappers, sanitary stuff, carrier bags by the dozen, hooks, and tackle left by anglers, along with their lager cans, etc. Plastic sandals, clothing, cans of diesel oil, biros, ash from barbeques, plastic cutlery, sharp forks, knives, spoons, uncooked sausages, broken brolly. The bulk of all these discarded mass produced commodities, -this is what rubbish is- plastic materials that leak chemicals into the sea. Our waste producing society has to change. That means less production and consumption of commodities that can't be recycled. Zeta Function
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Tue 27 May 14

HJarrs says...

Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city.

Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.
Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city. Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

8:00pm Tue 27 May 14

pachallis says...

HJarrs wrote:
Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city.

Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.
Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were?

But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation.

As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests.

We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city. Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.[/p][/quote]Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were? But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation. As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests. We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement? pachallis
  • Score: 3

5:11am Wed 28 May 14

Eugenius says...

pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city.

Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.
Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were?

But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation.

As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests.

We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement?
I posted a link to the information yesterday, further up this thread. Or if you google

brighton council seafront litter

you'll find the page I linked.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city. Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.[/p][/quote]Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were? But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation. As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests. We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement?[/p][/quote]I posted a link to the information yesterday, further up this thread. Or if you google brighton council seafront litter you'll find the page I linked. Eugenius
  • Score: 1

7:21am Wed 28 May 14

pachallis says...

Eugenius wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city.

Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.
Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were?

But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation.

As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests.

We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement?
I posted a link to the information yesterday, further up this thread. Or if you google

brighton council seafront litter

you'll find the page I linked.
Thanks @Eugenius - unfortunately the linked page only says:

"Throughout the year millions of people visit our beaches, promenade and lawns and most leave them as they found them. Unfortunately though, too many leave behind items of litter which can quickly build up despite our beach cleaners best efforts, who work between 5am and 10pm"

It doesn't say what the actual objectives are other than 'best efforts'. How many are there? What sections of the beach between Rottingdean and Portslade do they cover?
[quote][p][bold]Eugenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Well done to all those that have volunteered, you are a great example to us all. So many fantastic people live in this city. Keep up the good work Argus. This is what a local paper is all about. I hope the Argus staff are successful in saving our local paper.[/p][/quote]Yes - the volunteers are doing a wonderful job for the city. Do we know how many heroes there were? But it's a shame that the volunteers will have to come back every week from now until the end of the summer season unless the council does something to take more responsibility for the situation. As various other posters have said we need more waste and recycling bins along the beach for visitors to use; we need clear signage to encourage people to not leave litter on the beach, and we need policing of some sort to deal with those who choose to ignore any such requests. We also need the council to do more in clearing the beaches themselves. I'm still not clear whether or not CityClean do any rubbish removal from the beaches or if it is in their service requirement?[/p][/quote]I posted a link to the information yesterday, further up this thread. Or if you google brighton council seafront litter you'll find the page I linked.[/p][/quote]Thanks @Eugenius - unfortunately the linked page only says: "Throughout the year millions of people visit our beaches, promenade and lawns and most leave them as they found them. Unfortunately though, too many leave behind items of litter which can quickly build up despite our beach cleaners best efforts, who work between 5am and 10pm" It doesn't say what the actual objectives are other than 'best efforts'. How many are there? What sections of the beach between Rottingdean and Portslade do they cover? pachallis
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