Dragonflies light up Veolia recycling plant in Hollingdean, Brighton

Dragonflies light up Veolia recycling plant in Hollingdean, Brighton

Dragonflies light up Veolia recycling plant in Hollingdean, Brighton

Dragonflies light up Veolia recycling plant in Hollingdean, Brighton

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Giant illuminated dragonflies made of rubbish were set free at a recycling event.

The LED-lit dragonflies were unveiled at Veolia Environment-al Services’ Materials Recovery Facility in Hollingdean, Brighton.

Made of locally collected recycled materials, the dragonflies cost £25,000 and were designed by local artists Lucy Williams, Chris Hawkins and Amy Douglas.

The ever-changing LED lights give the impression that the dragonflies are hovering over the building and “represent the delicate balance of our eco-systems”.

Councillor Bill Randall, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, said: “I am very impressed by the dragonflies, particularly the fact that they are made from recycled material that has been collected locally and the fact that they have been produced by local artists."

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12:00pm Wed 3 Apr 13

george smith says...

they are very nice, but I do not think money should have been spent on this when people are being made redundant. the matrials were free, so £25000 for something that probably didn't take that long is not acceptable
they are very nice, but I do not think money should have been spent on this when people are being made redundant. the matrials were free, so £25000 for something that probably didn't take that long is not acceptable george smith
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12:20pm Wed 3 Apr 13

s&k says...

Yes they do look lovely. Shame about the noise and odour that comes from the facility!!
Yes they do look lovely. Shame about the noise and odour that comes from the facility!! s&k
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2:12pm Wed 3 Apr 13

wippasnapper says...

Strange they have been there for month’s buts it’s only now they publish them being there but who exactly paid the £25000 “the Council or The company who own the Recycle plant”? And in these times of many tenants that are seeing there benefits cut and having the bedroom tax placed on top isn’t a time we want to hear of such outlandish money being spent on things that is not going to benefit anyone!
Strange they have been there for month’s buts it’s only now they publish them being there but who exactly paid the £25000 “the Council or The company who own the Recycle plant”? And in these times of many tenants that are seeing there benefits cut and having the bedroom tax placed on top isn’t a time we want to hear of such outlandish money being spent on things that is not going to benefit anyone! wippasnapper
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9:20pm Wed 3 Apr 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

It's ironic that the people who campaigned against the recycling centre being built are people who voted in a Green council and sit in a Green ward.
It makes me chuckle.
It's ironic that the people who campaigned against the recycling centre being built are people who voted in a Green council and sit in a Green ward. It makes me chuckle. Maxwell's Ghost
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3:00am Thu 4 Apr 13

Cass says...

"Councillor Bill Randall, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, said: “I am very impressed by the dragonflies," He should have added, shame about the price tag,
Considering the materials were free it's a rip off and the "Artists" are laughing all the way to the bank, at the expense to whom??
"Councillor Bill Randall, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, said: “I am very impressed by the dragonflies," He should have added, shame about the price tag, Considering the materials were free it's a rip off and the "Artists" are laughing all the way to the bank, at the expense to whom?? Cass
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11:13am Thu 4 Apr 13

fredflintstone1 says...

What insightful comments from Cllr Bill Randall! That's almost the cost of the mobile library service hanging there, Bill - what a waste of money in these cash-strapped times.
What insightful comments from Cllr Bill Randall! That's almost the cost of the mobile library service hanging there, Bill - what a waste of money in these cash-strapped times. fredflintstone1
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