Beach clean-up's one happy party

Beach clean-up's one happy party

Beach clean-up's one happy party

First published in News

Brighton's main political parties are finding common ground to help clean Brighton Beach.

Brighton and Hove’s Labour party, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will join the Green Party in supporting the Big Beach Clean-up on May 27.

All political parties agree that the beach is one of the city’s biggest assets and are backing the event, part of the new City Makers initiative.

Warren Morgan, the Brighton Labour leader, said: “The beach is the city’s biggest attraction and we need to look after it.

“I will be joining The Argus Big Beach Clean-up again this year along with a big team of Labour councillors, candidates and members who believe in getting the basics right and who want to keep our beach clean.”

Geoffrey Theobald, leader of the Brighton and Hove Conservative Group, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the Argus’ Big Beach Clean-up again this year. Last year’s Clean-up was a huge success, with residents and businesses turning out in numbers.
 

“It just goes to show the huge sense of pride there is in our city and underlines how important it is that our shop window is kept clean and attractive.”

Last year, Big Beach Clean-up volunteers did their bit by collecting almost half a tonne of rubbish, enough to half fill a Cityclean vehicle.

Jason Kitcat, the Green leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, has already thrown his weight behind the clean-up.

More than ten tonnes of rubbish can be found on Brighton’s seafront after
a busy weekend so we can all do our bit to help the council clean-up.

The event will run from 8.30am to 10.30am, with volunteers meet- ing at The Palace Pier. All volunteers are welcome.

The Big Beach Clean-up will be part of The City Makers initiative led by The Argus, inviting readers to come up with other projects for volunteers to help with.

For more information and if you wish to help at the Clean-up call 01273 544516 or simply turn up on the day.

 

 

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9:44am Fri 16 May 14

pachallis says...

I'm please to see all the various council leaders coming together to give support for a beach clean-up. However, I thought this was what we rate payers and businesses paid for anyway.

I'm amused that enough rubbish was previously collected to half fill a Cityclean vehicle. Why aren't Cityclean doing this like other seaside resorts do both in the UK and abroad?

Why don't the councillors and council workers take an hour off each Friday and perform the beach cleaning for the residents and businesses that pay for them rather than expecting us to do the job.

Will the council next be expecting us to cut grass verges and sweep streets as well?
I'm please to see all the various council leaders coming together to give support for a beach clean-up. However, I thought this was what we rate payers and businesses paid for anyway. I'm amused that enough rubbish was previously collected to half fill a Cityclean vehicle. Why aren't Cityclean doing this like other seaside resorts do both in the UK and abroad? Why don't the councillors and council workers take an hour off each Friday and perform the beach cleaning for the residents and businesses that pay for them rather than expecting us to do the job. Will the council next be expecting us to cut grass verges and sweep streets as well? pachallis
  • Score: 8

10:16am Fri 16 May 14

cynic_the says...

pachallis wrote:
I'm please to see all the various council leaders coming together to give support for a beach clean-up. However, I thought this was what we rate payers and businesses paid for anyway.

I'm amused that enough rubbish was previously collected to half fill a Cityclean vehicle. Why aren't Cityclean doing this like other seaside resorts do both in the UK and abroad?

Why don't the councillors and council workers take an hour off each Friday and perform the beach cleaning for the residents and businesses that pay for them rather than expecting us to do the job.

Will the council next be expecting us to cut grass verges and sweep streets as well?
Couldn't agree more. An admission of failure from the three councilors in my opinion.

Still, big respect to the volunteers - at least someone cares about the city enough to take action.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: I'm please to see all the various council leaders coming together to give support for a beach clean-up. However, I thought this was what we rate payers and businesses paid for anyway. I'm amused that enough rubbish was previously collected to half fill a Cityclean vehicle. Why aren't Cityclean doing this like other seaside resorts do both in the UK and abroad? Why don't the councillors and council workers take an hour off each Friday and perform the beach cleaning for the residents and businesses that pay for them rather than expecting us to do the job. Will the council next be expecting us to cut grass verges and sweep streets as well?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. An admission of failure from the three councilors in my opinion. Still, big respect to the volunteers - at least someone cares about the city enough to take action. cynic_the
  • Score: 7

12:35pm Fri 16 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

The 'common ground' being the beach?
The 'common ground' being the beach? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

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