Join the 'Big Beach Clean-up' as part of our Take It Home campaign

Join the 'Big Beach Clean-up' as part of our Take It Home campaign

Join Brighton and Hove's 'Big Beach Clean-up' as part of Argus campaign

Join Brighton and Hove's 'Big Beach Clean-up' as part of Argus campaign

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Have you had enough of rubbish being strewn across Brighton’s beach? Are you keen to do something about it? Then join the Take It Home campaign and the Big Beach Clean-up and make the city gleam.

Grab a bin bag, put on some gloves and slip into a high-vis jacket – the Big Beach Clean-up is upon us.

Our city thrives on tourism and when the sun is blazing, our beaches erupt with life.

But when the hundreds of thousands of visitors to our beautiful beach have left, their rubbish unfortunately stays put.

Now, to combat the problem and to demonstrate the power of a city working in unison, The Argus has teamed up with Brighton and Hove City Council and various local businesses to encourage city visitors to Take It Home.

The message is clear and the aim is simple.

Enjoy a day by the seaside, soak in the unique city vibe and top up your tan.

But be sure to leave your rubbish where it belongs – in the bin.

On Monday, July 29, this newspaper, the council and businesses will flock to the seafront for this year’s Big Beach Clean-up.

Scores of volunteers will be welcomed onto the famous Brighton shingle for a mass clean-up operation after a busy weekend on the beach.

Litter pickers, safety equipment and cleaning apparatus will be provided free of charge to volunteers.

All that is needed is an hour of your time – and a desire to see our beach clean and pristine.

The morning clean-up will run from 8.30am until 9.30am and start from the Palace Pier and move west.

So far the likes of the Sealife Centre, Asda, Simon Kirby MP and Legal and General have all committed to the clean-up cause – plus a host of independent seafront businesses, too.

And your support is needed.

Tens of thousands of people are believed to have visited the beach since the start of the hot weather two weeks ago, with the VisitBrighton website receiving more than 130,000 unique visits since the beginning of July.

Brighton and Hove City Council said this is a “clear indicator” that interest in and visits to the city were high.

In addition, it estimated that the city catered for more than 50,000 visitors over the last two weekends.

In backing The Argus’ Take It Home campaign, Brighton and Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat said the local authority is already doing everything it can.

Coun Kitcat said: “We do already have pop-up bins.

“We put out lots of extra bins on the beach and the promenade and we do have extra workers focused on the seafront.

“Sometimes it’s difficult in actually getting to the bins to empty them when there are so many people on the beach.

“It really should not be beyond human means for people to walk a few yards to use the bins pro- vided.

“There’s no excuse at all.”

Coun Kitcat said he would look into whether on- the-spot fines were possible for those ruining the beach.

He said: “Knowing local government it’s probably extremely complicated and it may be it could only be done with a police officer present but I will look into it.”

The comments come as the local authority confirmed it picked up 20 tonnes from the beach last weekend – more than a fifth of the 90 tonnes of waste collected across the entire city.

Nappies, disposable barbecues and drink cans were among the rubbish discarded as council staff got up at the crack of dawn to ready the beach for the next day.

Coun Kitcat said the clean-up put extra pressure on the local authority’s budget.

He said: “It’s a huge amount of money for the council taxpayer. “It can be very expensive and we have to get in extra workers and more bins.

“Clearly we take great pride in the city and the beach and we’re delighted that people come here but it’s the council taxpayer that has to pick up the bill with the clear-up.”

Max Leviston, boss at the Sealife Centre in Marine Parade, Brighton, said it was essential for tourism that our beaches remained protected.

He added: “It is also crucial in terms of protecting the environment and our sea life that we clean up bottles and litter left behind.

“I am delighted to back the Argus Take It Home campaign and I will be on the beach on Monday to help with the clean up.”

A spokeswoman for the Marine Conservation Society said dirty beaches don't just threaten tourism and the tax-payer.

She said: “It’s appalling that people leave rubbish strewn all over beaches when they’ve finished their day.

“The hot weather is glorious and we all want to be taking advantage of it – but not on beaches full of rubbish.

“Aside from people not wanting to return to a town or city with rubbish-strewn beaches, it also has a huge impact on wildlife.

“Animals can get entangled in litter or get caught in beer cans, for example.

“Also, with this hot weather, migrating turtles could mistake plastic bags for jelly fish and eat them.

“The repercussions are major. Just bin your rubbish. If the bins are full, take it home.”

Andrew Mosley, general manger at The Grand hotel said the staff at the hotel were delighted to help with the beach clean-up.

He said: “We are delighted to help the staff who clean up the beach every day.

“It is a 24/7 job with the amazing visitor numbers we are getting at the moment.

“People are staying much later on the beach, they are having barbecues and it is good to see them enjoy themselves.

“But we have to manage the impact. Long live Brighton – and long live this weather.”

 

 

The Argus says: 

The seafront is the shop front for Brighton and Hove. It must be kept in the best possible condition.

The extraordinary summer weather has seen visitors flock to the beach in huge numbers. It is a mammoth task to manage such a huge impact in a highly sensitive area.

That is why The Argus Take It Home campaign matters more than ever.

It is vital for businesses that the beach remains as pristine as possible. But, more importantly, the survival of the fragile ecosystem depends on our unflagging efforts.

On Monday, July 29 The Argus, with the backing of Brighton and Hove City Council, is organising a big beach clean-up.

More than 50 businesses and individuals signed up to join the effort within hours. More will follow.

We are proud of our city – and we will do what it takes to make sure that the shop front is a testament to our pride.

 

 

Your say: 

Mark Brady owner of the the World-Famous Pump Room, Kings Road Arches

“The sun is out and business is booming but naturally, the more people who come here the more rubbish is left over.

“The tourists no doubt love coming here and we love having them. But putting rubbish in a bin is a simple task.

“It’s not fair on other people who want to use the beach, nor is it fair on local residents and business owners. We are spoilt here in Brighton with having such a beautiful attraction and we should take care of it.

“I fully support the Take It Home campaign and will be out with gusto on Monday to help clean the beach after what should be another busy weekend.”


Neil Messenger, Sea Haze fishmongers, Kings Road Arches

“To be honest we’re out every morning anyway cleaning outside our shop, but an hour on Monday doing the rest of the beach should be no problem. We’d love to help.

“You do get a handful of tourists leaving rubbish on the beach, but I’d say the majority of them are being respectful and bagging their waste up and binning it. We need to look closer to home I think.

“Most of the rubbish I find in the morning comes from the nightclubs and the people who go there.

“Things like broken bottles, glass and especially nightclub flyers. The flyers stick to the floor and make it difficult for the council cleaners – who do a brilliant job by the way – to pick them up.”


Kirsty Mullahy, Brighton Watersports, Kings Road

“The rubbish is definitely a problem and even more so in the summer months when more people come here from other towns and cities.

“Various members of staff have cut their feet when picking up rubbish near our shop. It just seems like the people who leave rubbish on the beach don’t care.

"The council send out pickers in the morning and in the evening and I must admit they do a fantastic job, but it’s when the wind comes and blows it around everywhere that it gets difficult.

“More signs are needed on the beach asking people to remove their rubbish when they leave.

"They need to take responsibility and ensure others can enjoy the beach when they have left.

“The clean-up operation sounds really positive and I’m sure our guys will be happy to get involved on Monday morning and do our bit.”

 

 

Who's involved so far?

Sea Life Centre

Midnight Communications

Wired Sussex

Tourism Alliance

Jo Brooks PR

The Grand Hotel

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

Legal and General

Fugu PR

Green Mop

Simon Kirby MP

Mears

Donatello

The Pump Room

Bar De La Mer

JJ’s café

Brighton Water Sports

Sea Haze Fish Mongers

Seafront Souvenirs

ASDA

Bucket Cafe

That's Amore

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4:21pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

Yaaay! Get some gloves, some bags and lets all get down to the beach to pick up the disposable nappies etc that those oh so welcome visitors have left behind.... GET STUFFED KITKAT...make so e of the business that you said made 'millions of pounds' stump up for it...we pay enough Council Taxes as it is.... I am not going unless Bill Gardner is there leading the way, in a pair of Budgie Smugglers with a topless Melita Coffee-Maker in attendance being fanned by bikini clad Anna and Siobhan while Finn Gareth and Ben massage each other with Suntan Lotion... Like the last works party.
Yaaay! Get some gloves, some bags and lets all get down to the beach to pick up the disposable nappies etc that those oh so welcome visitors have left behind.... GET STUFFED KITKAT...make so e of the business that you said made 'millions of pounds' stump up for it...we pay enough Council Taxes as it is.... I am not going unless Bill Gardner is there leading the way, in a pair of Budgie Smugglers with a topless Melita Coffee-Maker in attendance being fanned by bikini clad Anna and Siobhan while Finn Gareth and Ben massage each other with Suntan Lotion... Like the last works party. Mythomania
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4:27pm Sun 21 Jul 13

monkeymoo says...

How about this for an idea:

B&H council refuse collectors DO YOUR JOB.

B&H council....Use our council tax to PAY THEM.
How about this for an idea: B&H council refuse collectors DO YOUR JOB. B&H council....Use our council tax to PAY THEM. monkeymoo
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4:33pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way.

Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy.

Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas.


More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying.

Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker.

"Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’

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Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level.

Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water.

In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat.



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Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier.

Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up.

A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.”

“We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.”

Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.”

“Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.”

The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach.

Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.”

She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.”

There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow.

From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph.

Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town.

From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular.

Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon.

There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them.

A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm.

In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm.

The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events.


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smhinto says...
12:24pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach!

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Bob49 says...
12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13

The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas.

Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible.

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Wallisdown says...
12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days.....

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Baysider says...
1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.

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BmthNewshound says...
1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13

So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then.
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I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul.

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boardsandphotos says...
1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Baysider wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.
Here! Here!

It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months.

Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course)

As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs.

If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy!

I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening.

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scrumpyjack says...
1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Each to their own.

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snowy123 says...
2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town.

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Plumber64 says...
10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13

I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have .
their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy.
After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way. Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy. Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas. More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying. Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker. "Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’ Ads by Google Toyota Auris Hybrid Explore The Toyota Auris Hybrid. 5 Yr Warranty. Explore Now. www.toyota.co.uk/aur is_hybrid Cheap Gatwick Parking Special Offer PreBook Offer EndSoon Gatwick Parking £52pw two Week £72 FirstChoiceParking.c o.uk/Gatwick Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level. Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water. In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat. Our #gritting lorries are dusting sticky roads - ensures bitumen sealed & embedded - Report problems 0845 603 5633 http://t.co/VXws7rTv 5q — Hampshire County C (@hantsconnect) July 18, 2013 Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier. Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up. A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.” “We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.” Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.” “Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.” The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach. Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.” She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.” There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow. From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph. Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town. From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular. Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon. There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them. A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm. In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm. The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events. Email Print this page Comment(12) by Taboola You May Like Can You Really Make $1000′s With Penny Stocks? 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What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach! REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Bob49 says... 12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13 The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas. Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Wallisdown says... 12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days..... REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Baysider says... 1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BmthNewshound says... 1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13 So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then. . I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » boardsandphotos says... 1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Baysider wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. Here! Here! It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months. Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course) As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs. If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy! I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » scrumpyjack says... 1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Each to their own. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » snowy123 says... 2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Plumber64 says... 10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13 I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have . their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. Mythomania
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4:50pm Sun 21 Jul 13

qm says...

Geez Myth, missed ya meds? :))
Geez Myth, missed ya meds? :)) qm
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5:59pm Sun 21 Jul 13

monkeymoo says...

Someone has learnt how to 'cut and paste'!
Someone has learnt how to 'cut and paste'! monkeymoo
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6:11pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

qm wrote:
Geez Myth, missed ya meds? :))
Only meant to post the part about the Solar Powered Bins from the Evening Echo in Bournemouth but as I was editing it, the page loaded! Apologies qm ... I will pour another medication NOW!
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: Geez Myth, missed ya meds? :))[/p][/quote]Only meant to post the part about the Solar Powered Bins from the Evening Echo in Bournemouth but as I was editing it, the page loaded! Apologies qm ... I will pour another medication NOW! Mythomania
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6:12pm Sun 21 Jul 13

rolivan says...

Mythomania wrote:
After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way.

Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy.

Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas.


More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying.

Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker.

"Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’

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Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level.

Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water.

In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat.



Our #gritting lorries are dusting sticky roads - ensures bitumen sealed & embedded - Report problems 0845 603 5633 http://t.co/VXws7rTv

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— Hampshire County C (@hantsconnect) July 18, 2013



Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier.

Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up.

A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.”

“We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.”

Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.”

“Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.”

The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach.

Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.”

She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.”

There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow.

From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph.

Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town.

From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular.

Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon.

There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them.

A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm.

In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm.

The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events.


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smhinto says...
12:24pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach!

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Bob49 says...
12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13

The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas.

Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible.

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Wallisdown says...
12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days.....

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Baysider says...
1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.

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BmthNewshound says...
1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13

So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then.
.
I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul.

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boardsandphotos says...
1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Baysider wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.
Here! Here!

It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months.

Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course)

As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs.

If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy!

I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening.

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scrumpyjack says...
1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
.
What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Each to their own.

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snowy123 says...
2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town.

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Plumber64 says...
10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13

I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have .
their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy.
You forgot to mention Real Madrid arriving in Town.
[quote][p][bold]Mythomania[/bold] wrote: After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way. Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy. Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas. More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying. Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker. "Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’ Ads by Google Toyota Auris Hybrid Explore The Toyota Auris Hybrid. 5 Yr Warranty. Explore Now. www.toyota.co.uk/aur is_hybrid Cheap Gatwick Parking Special Offer PreBook Offer EndSoon Gatwick Parking £52pw two Week £72 FirstChoiceParking.c o.uk/Gatwick Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level. Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water. In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat. Our #gritting lorries are dusting sticky roads - ensures bitumen sealed & embedded - Report problems 0845 603 5633 http://t.co/VXws7rTv 5q — Hampshire County C (@hantsconnect) July 18, 2013 Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier. Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up. A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.” “We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.” Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.” “Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.” The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach. Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.” She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.” There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow. From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph. Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town. From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular. Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon. There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them. A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm. In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm. The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events. Email Print this page Comment(12) by Taboola You May Like Can You Really Make $1000′s With Penny Stocks? 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What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach! REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Bob49 says... 12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13 The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas. Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Wallisdown says... 12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days..... REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Baysider says... 1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BmthNewshound says... 1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13 So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then. . I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » boardsandphotos says... 1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Baysider wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. Here! Here! It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months. Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course) As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs. If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy! I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » scrumpyjack says... 1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Each to their own. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » snowy123 says... 2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Plumber64 says... 10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13 I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have . their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention Real Madrid arriving in Town. rolivan
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6:15pm Sun 21 Jul 13

thelieshurts says...

What we getting comments about Bournemouth beaches.
What we getting comments about Bournemouth beaches. thelieshurts
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6:22pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

rolivan wrote:
Mythomania wrote:
After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way.

Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy.

Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas.


More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying.

Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker.

"Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’

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Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level.

Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water.

In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat.



Our #gritting lorries are dusting sticky roads - ensures bitumen sealed & embedded - Report problems 0845 603 5633 http://t.co/VXws7rTv


5q

— Hampshire County C (@hantsconnect) July 18, 2013



Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier.

Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up.

A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.”

“We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.”

Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.”

“Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.”

The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach.

Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.”

She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.”

There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow.

From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph.

Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town.

From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular.

Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon.

There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them.

A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm.

In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm.

The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events.


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smhinto says...
12:24pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
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What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
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Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach!

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Bob49 says...
12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13

The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas.

Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county.

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BournemouthMum says...
12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
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What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible.

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Wallisdown says...
12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days.....

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Baysider says...
1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.

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BmthNewshound says...
1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13

So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then.
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I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul.

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boardsandphotos says...
1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Baysider wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents.
Here! Here!

It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months.

Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course)

As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs.

If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy!

I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening.

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scrumpyjack says...
1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13

smhinto wrote:
Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!.
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What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare.
.
Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there.
Each to their own.

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snowy123 says...
2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town.

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Plumber64 says...
10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13

I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have .
their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy.
You forgot to mention Real Madrid arriving in Town.
I did that in the Sports Section hahahaha Right UTA
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mythomania[/bold] wrote: After being one of the hottest places in the country yesterday, the mercury will drop slightly but rise again next week as the school holidays get under way. Bournemouth council has announced that street services teams will work round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy. Four extra teams will be working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton. There will be twice as many bin collections and special hit teams are targeting specific areas. More solar-powered compacting bins have been installed from the Travel Interchange down to Horseshoe Common as they can hold more litter and text the council to tell them when they need emptying. Stuart Best, Street Services Manager, said: “The prolonged spell of glorious weather does mean the team is experiencing an increase in the volume of litter they deal with. In addition, with so many people enjoying barbecues and entertaining at home, our refuse lorries are filling up quicker. "Our staff have been working extremely hard even in these hot temperatures to keep the streets clean and are committed to ensuring that the town remains looking its best for our residents and visitors.’’ Ads by Google Toyota Auris Hybrid Explore The Toyota Auris Hybrid. 5 Yr Warranty. Explore Now. www.toyota.co.uk/aur is_hybrid Cheap Gatwick Parking Special Offer PreBook Offer EndSoon Gatwick Parking £52pw two Week £72 FirstChoiceParking.c o.uk/Gatwick Emergency services are also likely to be stretched amid fears of more heath fires and there is still a Met Office level three alert for the whole of the region, just one notch below the most serious level. Older people, young children, pregnant woman and those with health problems are most at risk and everyone is being encouraged to drink more water. In Hampshire, gritting lorries have been out dusting roads to keep them from melting in the heat. Our #gritting lorries are dusting sticky roads - ensures bitumen sealed & embedded - Report problems 0845 603 5633 http://t.co/VXws7rTv 5q — Hampshire County C (@hantsconnect) July 18, 2013 Last weekend was the busiest day of the year as 120,000 people headed down to the beach, and this weekend is expected to be just as busy, if not busier. Ice cream sales have been soaring, deck chairs have been rented out and hotels have been booked up. A spokesperson from Bournemouth Tourism said “We are expecting it to be really busy. We're just trying to encourage people to stay hydrated and apply enough sunscreen.” “We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.” Vanessa Detquizan, 28, has noticed a huge rise in ice cream sales. She said: “We have been so busy. In a normal week we are selling 500-600 ice creams a day.” “Last Saturday alone we sold around 1000 ice creams, so that's £3000 basically just on ice creams.” The figures come from just one till and don't take into account the other ice cream stalls along the beach. Hot Rocks cafe have also noticed a boost in trade. Carol O'Keefe said: “Last weekend was manic, but we are prepared for this weekend. We have had to put more staff on.” She added “With the concerts coming up in August we've had a lot of phone calls and interest in that too.” There are lots of events being staged this weekend with cyclists hitting the streets of Bournemouth tomorrow. From 6.15 pm until 10.30 pm town centre roads will be closed off for an evening race circuit which will see more than 130 elite cyclists compete at speeds of up to 50mph. Families will have a wheelie good time from 6.30 pm as thousands enjoy a leisurely peddle around a car-free town. From 7.10 pm crowds will be able to watch cyclists going head-to-head in a series of intense races and the evening will come to a close with Bournemouth's first ever Nightglow Spectacular. Tomorrow and Sunday Moors Valley country park will be celebrating its 25th birthday with a Gruffalo trail, and the Bournemouth Masquerade Festival will be staged from noon. There will be a family fun day at Shelley Park with families and friends who have lost loved ones due to addiction invited to remember them. A skatejam will be held at Two Riversmeet leisure centre in Christchurch to mark the end of the refurbishment project and the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival will continue all weekend with the main procession on Sunday at 2 pm. In Purbeck the Church Knowle Food Festival at the village hall is set to prove a popular draw on Saturday. The action-packed weekend will come to a close with the long-awaited Cherries match against Real Madrid which kicks off at the Goldsands Stadium at Dean Court at 7.45 pm. The Echo will be liveblogging the build up to the Real Madrid game from 4pm on Sunday followed by the match itself, and running our rolling blog from later this afternoon to keep you up to date with weather, traffic, litter and events. Email Print this page Comment(12) by Taboola You May Like Can You Really Make $1000′s With Penny Stocks? 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What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Who are these mad people who flock to a crowded beach where they get a few inches to sit/lie down, get sand kicked in their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy. I'll be sitting in my garden relaxing and enjoying a BBQ, wouldn't go anywhere near the beach! REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Bob49 says... 12:39pm Fri 19 Jul 13 The same stupid people who will be thronging Castlepoint in September making sure they are buying enough for Xmas. Personally the more who crowd into those two spaces the better for the rest of us to enjoy the unspoilt and delightful parts of the county. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BournemouthMum says... 12:41pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Snap! I posted the same thing at the same time (didn't see your comment first). Great minds think alike! Crazy, crazy people. I'd rather enjoy a day at the New Forest or find a more secluded beach somewhere - if that's possible. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Wallisdown says... 12:58pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Worst thing is while Mon-Wed look increasing hot again, by Thursday its likely to turn very unsettled with alot of rain and thunderstorms. Perfect timing always for the break up of school. Unfortunately the weather patterns there after look like remaing cool, cloudy and unsettled for at least 10days..... REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Baysider says... 1:06pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » BmthNewshound says... 1:08pm Fri 19 Jul 13 So Bournemouth best avoided for the next couple of days then. . I much prefer the beach out of season when you can walk the dogs from Alum Chine to Sandbanks and hardly see a soul. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » boardsandphotos says... 1:27pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Baysider wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council for putting in place extra litter teams in these hard pressed times and generally doing their best to cope with the conditions and increased visitor numbers. Keep up the good work - it is much appreciated by some of your residents. Here! Here! It's great that Bournemouth has been buzzing for the last few weeks after such a long, bad spell of weather, it's nice to see the town look alive again after these dark months. Yes there will be litter, but it's not the worst thing in the world, generally I think there is a real summer feel good factor going on at the moment, me and my friends are all making full use of the sunshine, exercising, socialising and relaxing. (Outside of nomal working hours of course) As for the moaners, i've been to the beach in the last couple of weekends, I found a space on the beach, never been wee'd on, not had sand kicked in my face or had an ice cream dropped on my head, nor have I seen any trouble from 'beer'd up chavs. If you don't want to go to the beach then don't, no need to keep coming up with these silly examples to justify why you're not going, sit in your garden, enjoy! I'm off for a run on the promenade followed by a swim in the sea this evening. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » scrumpyjack says... 1:45pm Fri 19 Jul 13 smhinto wrote: Just looking at the picture above. What a load of stupid, silly people!!. . What is so enjoyable about being stuffed together like a load of sardines on a beach where you cannot move or in fact sea the sea, having sand kicked all over you kids weeing all over the place!! What a nightmare. . Thank God I used to go over to Studland over the ferry where the typical holiday maker did not infect the beaches there. Each to their own. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » snowy123 says... 2:01pm Fri 19 Jul 13 Just wait for the traffic chaos tomorrow evening !!! They will be shutting the town centre roads just as the sun worshippers will be trying to leave the town. REPORT THIS POST »    REGISTER/LOG IN » Plumber64 says... 10:40am Sat 20 Jul 13 I've, been a holiday maker too poole for over 40 years .I can't Believe some of your comments .You have the best beaches but you seem to want to moan all the time .You need move with the times and make the most of what you have . their faces, ice-cream dripped on them and then have to navigate their way through gridlocked traffic to get home? Crazy.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention Real Madrid arriving in Town.[/p][/quote]I did that in the Sports Section hahahaha Right UTA Mythomania
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6:33pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

thelieshurts wrote:
What we getting comments about Bournemouth beaches.
More visitors than Brighton, and all the Rubbish cleaned away every night. Solar powered bins that co apt the rubbish, hold three times as much and text the depot when full, 24 hour teams working efficiently.... We have the Council, Police Force, crime and beaches in Brighton the residents deserve.....
[quote][p][bold]thelieshurts[/bold] wrote: What we getting comments about Bournemouth beaches.[/p][/quote]More visitors than Brighton, and all the Rubbish cleaned away every night. Solar powered bins that co apt the rubbish, hold three times as much and text the depot when full, 24 hour teams working efficiently.... We have the Council, Police Force, crime and beaches in Brighton the residents deserve..... Mythomania
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7:37pm Sun 21 Jul 13

Martha Gunn says...

Yes I am puzzled by Bournemouth as well. Just returned from the dreary place and can report they seem to be able to clear up in contrast to our dismal performance. Why should this be so?
Yes I am puzzled by Bournemouth as well. Just returned from the dreary place and can report they seem to be able to clear up in contrast to our dismal performance. Why should this be so? Martha Gunn
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7:32am Mon 22 Jul 13

Roundbill says...

So this coming weekend, we're going to encourage visitors to take their rubbish home by waiting till they've left, then picking it up for them. How does THAT work, then?
So this coming weekend, we're going to encourage visitors to take their rubbish home by waiting till they've left, then picking it up for them. How does THAT work, then? Roundbill
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7:36am Mon 22 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Yes I am puzzled by Bournemouth as well. Just returned from the dreary place and can report they seem to be able to clear up in contrast to our dismal performance. Why should this be so?
Solar Bins that compact the rubbish, hold three to four times the amount, they text the Council when full, 24 hours a day cleaning teams, response teams, targeting of resources, no Green Council... Bin men are not lazy.
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Yes I am puzzled by Bournemouth as well. Just returned from the dreary place and can report they seem to be able to clear up in contrast to our dismal performance. Why should this be so?[/p][/quote]Solar Bins that compact the rubbish, hold three to four times the amount, they text the Council when full, 24 hours a day cleaning teams, response teams, targeting of resources, no Green Council... Bin men are not lazy. Mythomania
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7:38am Mon 22 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

Roundbill wrote:
So this coming weekend, we're going to encourage visitors to take their rubbish home by waiting till they've left, then picking it up for them. How does THAT work, then?
Haha I know, disposable nappies! Syringes, broken glass.... Sounds like cleaning up after Gay Pride..
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: So this coming weekend, we're going to encourage visitors to take their rubbish home by waiting till they've left, then picking it up for them. How does THAT work, then?[/p][/quote]Haha I know, disposable nappies! Syringes, broken glass.... Sounds like cleaning up after Gay Pride.. Mythomania
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11:15am Mon 22 Jul 13

StyleCop says...

Speaking from the perspective of someone who lives next to the beach and swims daily pre-9am come rain or shine - The amount of crap our beloved tourists leave behind is, quite frankly, obscene.

What those of you who dismiss the clean up team fail to realise is that most times of the year they do a tremendous job and deserve a round of applause.

Currently however, due to the obvious weather conditions, the city is an obvious focal point for tons of ignorant tourists who don't even think twice when it comes to just getting up and leaving the beach, without so much as backwards glance to see the debris they've left behind.

It is truly astonishing.

Get yourself down to the beach at 6/7am on a monday morning and you would see the carnage for yourselves.

Then you'll understand what a good job the beach clean up team do.

We live in a community, and sometimes that community needs to pull together in order to enable a better environment for the good of everyone. Council Tax asides.

This is one of those times.

Blitz Spirit and all that.

So quite your whining and do something positive.

I support this drive and fully intend to be at the Palace pier next monday.
Speaking from the perspective of someone who lives next to the beach and swims daily pre-9am come rain or shine - The amount of crap our beloved tourists leave behind is, quite frankly, obscene. What those of you who dismiss the clean up team fail to realise is that most times of the year they do a tremendous job and deserve a round of applause. Currently however, due to the obvious weather conditions, the city is an obvious focal point for tons of ignorant tourists who don't even think twice when it comes to just getting up and leaving the beach, without so much as backwards glance to see the debris they've left behind. It is truly astonishing. Get yourself down to the beach at 6/7am on a monday morning and you would see the carnage for yourselves. Then you'll understand what a good job the beach clean up team do. We live in a community, and sometimes that community needs to pull together in order to enable a better environment for the good of everyone. Council Tax asides. This is one of those times. Blitz Spirit and all that. So quite your whining and do something positive. I support this drive and fully intend to be at the Palace pier next monday. StyleCop
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