Help floods in for Brighton beach clean-up and Take It Home campaign

Help floods in for Brighton beach clean-up and Take It Home campaign

Help floods in for Brighton beach clean-up and Take It Home campaign

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More than 20 new businesses and community spirited individuals have pledged their support to The Argus’s beach clean-up after another busy, but dirty weekend in Brighton.

Tens of thousands of visitors visited the Sussex shingle beach to make the most of the heatwave.

But as the city awoke on Sunday morning, rubbish was again strewn across the famous seafront.

After yet more evidence of careless litterbugs, new businesses have signed up to our Big Beach Clean-up on Monday, July 29.

As part of our Take It Home campaign, this newspaper has joined forced with Brighton and Hove City Council and a growing army of firms to clean the beach of rubbish and waste following a busy weekend.

Wesley Burtenshaw, of the Bucket and Spade Beach Cafe, said he “couldn’t understand” why people didn’t bin their rubbish as he agreed to join our campaign.

He said: “I just don’t get it. I can’t understand it. It’s not hard to just put your rubbish in a bag and either put it in one of the massive bins we have here, or, if they’re full, take it with you until you find another one.

“A good handful of us here at the cafe will be getting involved with the clean-up on Monday.

“Most people have the respect to bin their beer cans and whatever else.

“It’s a shame a minority ruin it for the rest.”

John Butcher, of JJ’s cafe, said his staff would have “no problem” helping out.

He said: “There will be a few of us around to help and there will be no problem clearing the beach for an hour on Monday.

“The seafront is out biggest attraction.

We have to do our best to preserve it.”

If you’re an individual or a business and want to get involved in next week’s Big Beach Clean-Up, e-mail news@theargus .co.uk or call 01273 544 544.

The Argus:

What, where and when is the Big Beach Clean-up?

On Monday, July 29, this newspaper, Brighton and Hove City Council and scores of businesses will flock to the seafront for this year’s Big Beach Cleanup.

Volunteers will be welcomed onto the beach for a mass clean-up operation after a busy weekend on the seafront.

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.

The clean-up is part of our Take It Home campaign – a movement that encourages city residents and tourists alike to bin or take their rubbish home after enjoying a day in beautiful Brighton.

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7:07am Tue 23 Jul 13

Mythomania says...

How other more organised Councils do it with twice the number of visitors....
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. The Beach will be cleared through the night and the streets swept and cleaned. “We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.”

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.’’

We truly have the Council we deserve....
How other more organised Councils do it with twice the number of visitors.... 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. The Beach will be cleared through the night and the streets swept and cleaned. “We have beach rangers manning the beaches and litter picks every morning and evening but we still want people to clean up after themselves.” 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.’’ We truly have the Council we deserve.... Mythomania
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7:18am Tue 23 Jul 13

monkeymoo says...

More bins along the seafront, collected more often.
Simples!
More bins along the seafront, collected more often. Simples! monkeymoo
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8:02am Tue 23 Jul 13

RottingdeanRant says...

monkeymoo wrote:
More bins along the seafront, collected more often.
Simples!
Alternatively, less, in fact no bins, then tell people to take their rubbish home.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: More bins along the seafront, collected more often. Simples![/p][/quote]Alternatively, less, in fact no bins, then tell people to take their rubbish home. RottingdeanRant
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8:07am Tue 23 Jul 13

HJarrs says...

On Sunday night at 8pm the beach and promenade were still busy. I was disappointed to see, after a busy weekend, so little rubbish on the beach; having read the Argus, I was expecting every pebble covered in rubbish. Clearly City Clean did a good job.
On Sunday night at 8pm the beach and promenade were still busy. I was disappointed to see, after a busy weekend, so little rubbish on the beach; having read the Argus, I was expecting every pebble covered in rubbish. Clearly City Clean did a good job. HJarrs
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8:08am Tue 23 Jul 13

HJarrs says...

On Sunday night at 8pm the beach and promenade were still busy. I was disappointed to see, after a busy weekend, so little rubbish on the beach; having read the Argus, I was expecting every pebble covered in rubbish. Clearly City Clean did a good job.
On Sunday night at 8pm the beach and promenade were still busy. I was disappointed to see, after a busy weekend, so little rubbish on the beach; having read the Argus, I was expecting every pebble covered in rubbish. Clearly City Clean did a good job. HJarrs
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9:06am Tue 23 Jul 13

nosolution says...

Stick bins on the beach itself....
Stick bins on the beach itself.... nosolution
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11:16am Tue 23 Jul 13

Mel@cityclean says...

Why do the council not have, enforcement officer's on the beach. No one ever around to tell people to take there rubbish.
Why do the council not have, enforcement officer's on the beach. No one ever around to tell people to take there rubbish. Mel@cityclean
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4:23pm Tue 23 Jul 13

thelieshurts says...

Will the businesses and spirited community individuals be there to clear the snow in winter? so the winter tourist can get about without slipping and sliding while they go shopping.

Winter or summer why not use the community pay back to do it.
Oh ! for got to hard for them. (criminals)
Will the businesses and spirited community individuals be there to clear the snow in winter? so the winter tourist can get about without slipping and sliding while they go shopping. Winter or summer why not use the community pay back to do it. Oh ! for got to hard for them. (criminals) thelieshurts
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