Brighton and Hove beaches left in a mess after hot weekend

The Argus: Brighton and Hove beaches left in a mess after hot weekend Brighton and Hove beaches left in a mess after hot weekend

Beachgoers who flocked to Brighton’s seafront over the weekend left it looking like a rubbish tip.

Council workers were left to pick up the tonnes of tin cans, food wrappers, bottle caps and nappies lay strewn across the pebbles, with seagulls picking their way through the trash yesterday.

The Argus:

One disgusted early morning walker said: “It’s absolutely foul. I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to leave their stuff for others to clean up.”

The Argus is taking the fight to the beaches in the battle to keep them clean.

Last September we joined 62 volunteers to clean up Brighton beach and picked up more than 30 huge bags of rubbish.

More volunteers are also needed to organise beach cleans around Brighton and Hove later in the year.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “It’s deeply disappointing that some visitors fall into the habit of leaving their litter behind. I’m fully behind the Take It Home campaign.”

The Argus:

The Argus:

See the latest news headlines from The Argus:

More news from The Argus

The Argus: Daily Echo on Facebook - facebook.com/southerndailyecho Like us on Facebook

The Argus: Google+ Add us to your circles on Google+

Comments (19)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:25pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Hove Actually says...

So what........

Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.
So what........ Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone. Hove Actually

12:28pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Crystal Ball says...

Be prepared for a similar story next Monday.

Just like there was last Monday.
Be prepared for a similar story next Monday. Just like there was last Monday. Crystal Ball

12:34pm Mon 15 Jul 13

NickBrt says...

Probably the students who live off elm grove, that's how they treat their homes.
Probably the students who live off elm grove, that's how they treat their homes. NickBrt

12:36pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Tallywhacker says...

Take it home scheme? Yep, that'll work on the trains or buses or on your bike. Guss we will all have to start taking our cars too the beach so we can carry our rubbish home in them. Bigger bins might help, with really big signs painted bright yellow (or Green if you're that way inclined). The beach has always been a tip after a busy weekend, was when I worked there in the 80s as well.
Take it home scheme? Yep, that'll work on the trains or buses or on your bike. Guss we will all have to start taking our cars too the beach so we can carry our rubbish home in them. Bigger bins might help, with really big signs painted bright yellow (or Green if you're that way inclined). The beach has always been a tip after a busy weekend, was when I worked there in the 80s as well. Tallywhacker

1:06pm Mon 15 Jul 13

NickBtn says...

The second photo shows rubbish around an overflowed bin so that does show that there are not enough bins in that one area.

I can't understand why people leave their rubbish on the beach. It isn't much effort to carry a few steps to a bin.

There should be lots of bins with signs stating a fine for those who leave rubbish behind on the beach. That and some token enforcement should help us not to see the same story every Monday after a sunny weekend.....
The second photo shows rubbish around an overflowed bin so that does show that there are not enough bins in that one area. I can't understand why people leave their rubbish on the beach. It isn't much effort to carry a few steps to a bin. There should be lots of bins with signs stating a fine for those who leave rubbish behind on the beach. That and some token enforcement should help us not to see the same story every Monday after a sunny weekend..... NickBtn

1:10pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

Well from what I can see bins were full so why weren't they regularly emptied? Come on Greens sort this out.

Although some people clearly dump it, it's also a real lack of bins that are not regularly emptied over the weekend.

So in a way they are making more of a mess and have more work to clear it up this morning.

Preston Park was also really messy, good work on the cleaners there at 9am today!!
Well from what I can see bins were full so why weren't they regularly emptied? Come on Greens sort this out. Although some people clearly dump it, it's also a real lack of bins that are not regularly emptied over the weekend. So in a way they are making more of a mess and have more work to clear it up this morning. Preston Park was also really messy, good work on the cleaners there at 9am today!! Hoarder12345444

4:19pm Mon 15 Jul 13

HJarrs says...

Cut and paste story for every hot weekend I have read the argus along with the ineffectual campaign. Why not sponsor some bins instead?

Sadly, as was demonstrated during the bin strike, many people are happy to leave their litter everywhere and I am sure it must be possible to put more bins out (though this does not solve the litter problem by any means).
Cut and paste story for every hot weekend I have read the argus along with the ineffectual campaign. Why not sponsor some bins instead? Sadly, as was demonstrated during the bin strike, many people are happy to leave their litter everywhere and I am sure it must be possible to put more bins out (though this does not solve the litter problem by any means). HJarrs

5:22pm Mon 15 Jul 13

bug eye says...

the council need to get into the real world and realise this is a 24/7 city so why do they only work 9 till 4 mon to fri. Beaches should be litter picked constantly and big open communal bins plonked right on the beaches with signs on saying you will be fined if you leave litter on the beach, fines are the only deterrent for these fools.

once people see a place that is filthy and littered they will do the same, if the city was pristine this would not happen. I thought the young were environmentally savvy, how wrong.

you would never see this anywhere else especially overseas, so what is the council getting so wrong.

I think we need the bars along the beachfront to take some responsibility too as it will affect their business.
the council need to get into the real world and realise this is a 24/7 city so why do they only work 9 till 4 mon to fri. Beaches should be litter picked constantly and big open communal bins plonked right on the beaches with signs on saying you will be fined if you leave litter on the beach, fines are the only deterrent for these fools. once people see a place that is filthy and littered they will do the same, if the city was pristine this would not happen. I thought the young were environmentally savvy, how wrong. you would never see this anywhere else especially overseas, so what is the council getting so wrong. I think we need the bars along the beachfront to take some responsibility too as it will affect their business. bug eye

5:49pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Roundbill says...

How about we upgrade the weighbridge at Pease Pottage? With Automated Numberplate Recognition cameras, we could weigh each vehicle as it came into Brighton, and then again as it left. Any net loss of weight would be met with an automatic Fixed Penalty Notice.
Jason, are you reading this? You can have this one on me ;-)
How about we upgrade the weighbridge at Pease Pottage? With Automated Numberplate Recognition cameras, we could weigh each vehicle as it came into Brighton, and then again as it left. Any net loss of weight would be met with an automatic Fixed Penalty Notice. Jason, are you reading this? You can have this one on me ;-) Roundbill

7:48pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Morpheus says...

Are there any photos of Lucas on the beach to prove that she really is fully behind the campaign?
Are there any photos of Lucas on the beach to prove that she really is fully behind the campaign? Morpheus

8:04pm Mon 15 Jul 13

RogerLFC says...

It is widely reported that 20 tons of rubbish is dumped on or near Brighton Beach every weekend the sun comes out in the summer. Enforcement is never going to work as you will end up with about 5 people booked for dropping a fag end on the seafront (the usual low hanging fruit) so collecting the stuff as cheaply and efficiently as possible is the only answer I would guess. This may involve adequate bins but from my experience certain people can't be bothered to walk 5 yards to an empty bin.
It is widely reported that 20 tons of rubbish is dumped on or near Brighton Beach every weekend the sun comes out in the summer. Enforcement is never going to work as you will end up with about 5 people booked for dropping a fag end on the seafront (the usual low hanging fruit) so collecting the stuff as cheaply and efficiently as possible is the only answer I would guess. This may involve adequate bins but from my experience certain people can't be bothered to walk 5 yards to an empty bin. RogerLFC

8:28pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Mel@cityclean says...

NickBtn wrote:
The second photo shows rubbish around an overflowed bin so that does show that there are not enough bins in that one area.

I can't understand why people leave their rubbish on the beach. It isn't much effort to carry a few steps to a bin.

There should be lots of bins with signs stating a fine for those who leave rubbish behind on the beach. That and some token enforcement should help us not to see the same story every Monday after a sunny weekend.....
those blue bins are not the council, they belong to the pub down there. So are from a private company. there are enough bins, and lots on the beach, during the summer.
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: The second photo shows rubbish around an overflowed bin so that does show that there are not enough bins in that one area. I can't understand why people leave their rubbish on the beach. It isn't much effort to carry a few steps to a bin. There should be lots of bins with signs stating a fine for those who leave rubbish behind on the beach. That and some token enforcement should help us not to see the same story every Monday after a sunny weekend.....[/p][/quote]those blue bins are not the council, they belong to the pub down there. So are from a private company. there are enough bins, and lots on the beach, during the summer. Mel@cityclean

8:29pm Mon 15 Jul 13

Mel@cityclean says...

Hoarder12345444 wrote:
Well from what I can see bins were full so why weren't they regularly emptied? Come on Greens sort this out.

Although some people clearly dump it, it's also a real lack of bins that are not regularly emptied over the weekend.

So in a way they are making more of a mess and have more work to clear it up this morning.

Preston Park was also really messy, good work on the cleaners there at 9am today!!
The councils bins are yellow along the seafront. the business's down there have there own bins, and are meant to have them emptied regularly. But no one enforces it, as normal!!
[quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: Well from what I can see bins were full so why weren't they regularly emptied? Come on Greens sort this out. Although some people clearly dump it, it's also a real lack of bins that are not regularly emptied over the weekend. So in a way they are making more of a mess and have more work to clear it up this morning. Preston Park was also really messy, good work on the cleaners there at 9am today!![/p][/quote]The councils bins are yellow along the seafront. the business's down there have there own bins, and are meant to have them emptied regularly. But no one enforces it, as normal!! Mel@cityclean

8:54pm Mon 15 Jul 13

PorkBoat says...

Hove Actually wrote:
So what........

Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.
I'm sure if they were paid a decent rate for the day, most people on the dole would be happy to do it.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: So what........ Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.[/p][/quote]I'm sure if they were paid a decent rate for the day, most people on the dole would be happy to do it. PorkBoat

9:45pm Mon 15 Jul 13

NickBrt says...

No Morpheus there arent any pics of Lucas on the beach, she's busy looking through newspapers to see pictures of mammary glands to complain about.
No Morpheus there arent any pics of Lucas on the beach, she's busy looking through newspapers to see pictures of mammary glands to complain about. NickBrt

9:25am Tue 16 Jul 13

BrightonTrooper says...

Don't worry peeps.. Kitprat is still alive and on the case.

He was on BBC news this morning..

Shame it was about 7:30am.. bit too early to organise and send down the lynch mob.
Don't worry peeps.. Kitprat is still alive and on the case. He was on BBC news this morning.. Shame it was about 7:30am.. bit too early to organise and send down the lynch mob. BrightonTrooper

3:18pm Tue 16 Jul 13

martyt says...

Hove Actually wrote:
So what........

Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.
why ,so you can sack even more council staff and put them on the dole too ?
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: So what........ Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.[/p][/quote]why ,so you can sack even more council staff and put them on the dole too ? martyt

3:30pm Tue 16 Jul 13

Hove Actually says...

PorkBoat wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
So what........

Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.
I'm sure if they were paid a decent rate for the day, most people on the dole would be happy to do it.
JSA is about £70.00 so asking them to turn up for a couple of hours and sing on at the same time is a win win
[quote][p][bold]PorkBoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: So what........ Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.[/p][/quote]I'm sure if they were paid a decent rate for the day, most people on the dole would be happy to do it.[/p][/quote]JSA is about £70.00 so asking them to turn up for a couple of hours and sing on at the same time is a win win Hove Actually

3:32pm Tue 16 Jul 13

Hove Actually says...

martyt wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
So what........

Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.
why ,so you can sack even more council staff and put them on the dole too ?
Regular staff could concentrate on other areas unless YOU are saying there is already more staff than we need?
[quote][p][bold]martyt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: So what........ Get some of those on the dole down there every morning at 7am and do a litter pick, work experience for them and a service for everyone.[/p][/quote]why ,so you can sack even more council staff and put them on the dole too ?[/p][/quote]Regular staff could concentrate on other areas unless YOU are saying there is already more staff than we need? Hove Actually

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree