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Huge haul in big beach clean-up in Brighton

The Argus: huge haul in big beach clean-up huge haul in big beach clean-up

More than 100 volunteers descended on Brighton beach on to take part in a big clean-up.

The Marks & Spencer’s Big Beach Clean-up saw customers and employees joined by St Luke’s Primary School pupils and other community groups to help free the beach from rubbish on April 29.

The event is run in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society and saw litter pickers collecting everything from wrappers, plastic and pieces of rope to more unusual items such as three pairs of spectacles and a plastic palm tree.

More than 20 bags of rubbish were collected from Brighton beach, weighing over 55kgs.

Matt Rowlin, store manager at M&S Brighton, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the turnout for this year’s Big Beach Clean-up and would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help tidy Brighton beach.

“The clean-up is all about bringing the community together to help protect marine life, and it was fantastic to see so many people working together, having fun and supporting such a great cause.”


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11:56am Thu 1 May 14

bug eye says...

rubbish attracts rubbish, so well done for cleaning up, as a dog walker I always pick up any bottles cans etc I pass on the beach, but I see many people just walk past, if everyone just picked up as they went along soon it would be clear and people would be less likely to litter in the first place. I would say though that 1 single council employee to clean the beach is clearly wrong, and the council officer in charge of seafront businesses needs to take responsibility and make sure they are pulling their weight usually as they are council leaseholders.
rubbish attracts rubbish, so well done for cleaning up, as a dog walker I always pick up any bottles cans etc I pass on the beach, but I see many people just walk past, if everyone just picked up as they went along soon it would be clear and people would be less likely to litter in the first place. I would say though that 1 single council employee to clean the beach is clearly wrong, and the council officer in charge of seafront businesses needs to take responsibility and make sure they are pulling their weight usually as they are council leaseholders. bug eye
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Thu 1 May 14

spa301 says...

Argus - Once again, how about letting everyone know in advance rather than reporting after the event. Your assistance might well have helped boost the number of volunteers.
Argus - Once again, how about letting everyone know in advance rather than reporting after the event. Your assistance might well have helped boost the number of volunteers. spa301
  • Score: 16

7:26pm Thu 1 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

I wonder how many Brighton residents were responsible for any of the mess on 'their' beach?

After all, on Sunday we had them complaining about people coming to Brighton and making a mess of the place......
I wonder how many Brighton residents were responsible for any of the mess on 'their' beach? After all, on Sunday we had them complaining about people coming to Brighton and making a mess of the place...... ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -1

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