Welcome to our award winning beaches (but mind the litter)

Welcome to our award winning beaches (but mind the litter)

Welcome to our award winning beaches (but mind the litter)

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LITTER-PICKERS are working from the early hours of the morning to clear rubbish-strewn beaches and beauty spots of junk.

This picture was sent to us from Christchurch by reader Nigel Helmsley this morning.

Councils across the area are once again urging people to take home their litter to prevent problems with overflowing bins and litter on the beach.

Litter-pickers in Bournemouth are working from as early as 2am, Bournemouth Council said to rid the beaches of the rubbish.

Andrew Brown, operations manager, said: “We have messages along the seafront advising the public to dispose of their rubbish responsibly, ideally taking their litter and recycling home with them. 

“During peak season, we also have litter-pickers on the beach who start work at 2am in the morning making sure our beautiful beaches are clean for the enjoyment of everyone.”

Last year, the council announced that street teams would be working round the clock in a bid to keep the town tidy.

They had four extra teams over the summer holidays, working in the town centre, Charminster and Winton with special 'hit' teams targeting specific areas.

 


 

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9:31am Mon 28 Jul 14

mudefordguy says...

Worlds shortest news story.

Mentions Bournemouth, but photo is from Mudeford.

#echofail
Worlds shortest news story. Mentions Bournemouth, but photo is from Mudeford. #echofail mudefordguy
  • Score: 8

9:44am Mon 28 Jul 14

madras says...

Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?
Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help? madras
  • Score: 26

9:45am Mon 28 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading.
In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.
The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading. In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently. Hessenford
  • Score: 17

10:21am Mon 28 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

The NFA's are shopping.
The NFA's are shopping. BIGTONE
  • Score: -2

11:49am Mon 28 Jul 14

John T says...

Hessenford wrote:
The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading.
In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.
Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading. In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.[/p][/quote]Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big! John T
  • Score: -1

1:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Carolefaith says...

The beaches are full of rubbish every day since the holiday season started, some items being dangerous. Last week I picked up a load of broken glass. I walk my dog on the beaches at Mudeford and Avon every day of the year and all through the winter there was never any dog poo there but as soon as the holiday season started I have been finding dog poo on beaches and promenades. Local people clear up after their dogs so why should visitors give us all a bad name.
The beaches are full of rubbish every day since the holiday season started, some items being dangerous. Last week I picked up a load of broken glass. I walk my dog on the beaches at Mudeford and Avon every day of the year and all through the winter there was never any dog poo there but as soon as the holiday season started I have been finding dog poo on beaches and promenades. Local people clear up after their dogs so why should visitors give us all a bad name. Carolefaith
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

chrisii1991 says...

Look at poole park and surrounding area
Look at poole park and surrounding area chrisii1991
  • Score: -2

2:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saynomore says...

Today's society have no pride in their surroundings,a British attitude I am afraid, other civilized countries care about the homeland most are brought up with some pride in where they live,sadly not here.
Today's society have no pride in their surroundings,a British attitude I am afraid, other civilized countries care about the homeland most are brought up with some pride in where they live,sadly not here. saynomore
  • Score: 4

2:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

The first photo looks rather staged.
The first photo looks rather staged. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: -1

3:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

John T wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading.
In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.
Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big!
Are you stupid or what, seagulls and an over flowing bin is a recipe for disaster, they chuck stuff all over the place, if councils emptied the bins in the evening perhaps they wouldn't be so tempting for the seagulls, but like all council workers down there they shut down at 5pm even though the proms and beaches are still active up until 9 or 10 oclock.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading. In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.[/p][/quote]Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big![/p][/quote]Are you stupid or what, seagulls and an over flowing bin is a recipe for disaster, they chuck stuff all over the place, if councils emptied the bins in the evening perhaps they wouldn't be so tempting for the seagulls, but like all council workers down there they shut down at 5pm even though the proms and beaches are still active up until 9 or 10 oclock. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

What my wife and I saw last Friday was not staged. Bournemouth beach was left I a worse state than the pictures above. There at least 9 large paladin that had just been emptied at 5pm. So there is no excuse other than sheer laziness, carlessness and no thought for others. Misuse of public property.
What my wife and I saw last Friday was not staged. Bournemouth beach was left I a worse state than the pictures above. There at least 9 large paladin that had just been emptied at 5pm. So there is no excuse other than sheer laziness, carlessness and no thought for others. Misuse of public property. TheDistrict
  • Score: 4

3:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

I am sure that leaving litter on the beach must be an offense punishable with by means of a hefty fine. Like dog fouling the problem of litter on the beach could be easily eradicated if Councils applied the same level of enthusiasm it applies to the issuing of fines in respect of the enforcement of parking regulations. The income from these fines would help cover the cost of cleaning the beach which is currently funded by the taxpayer.
I am sure that leaving litter on the beach must be an offense punishable with by means of a hefty fine. Like dog fouling the problem of litter on the beach could be easily eradicated if Councils applied the same level of enthusiasm it applies to the issuing of fines in respect of the enforcement of parking regulations. The income from these fines would help cover the cost of cleaning the beach which is currently funded by the taxpayer. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 5

3:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

madras wrote:
Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?
How about taking a carrier and putting the rubbish in and finding a bin thats not full.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?[/p][/quote]How about taking a carrier and putting the rubbish in and finding a bin thats not full. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
madras wrote:
Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?
How about taking a carrier and putting the rubbish in and finding a bin thats not full.
Better still take a carrier bag and take the rubbish home with you because you'll never find an empty bi anywhere.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?[/p][/quote]How about taking a carrier and putting the rubbish in and finding a bin thats not full.[/p][/quote]Better still take a carrier bag and take the rubbish home with you because you'll never find an empty bi anywhere. Hessenford
  • Score: -1

4:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Kamikazi says...

Carolefaith wrote:
The beaches are full of rubbish every day since the holiday season started, some items being dangerous. Last week I picked up a load of broken glass. I walk my dog on the beaches at Mudeford and Avon every day of the year and all through the winter there was never any dog poo there but as soon as the holiday season started I have been finding dog poo on beaches and promenades. Local people clear up after their dogs so why should visitors give us all a bad name.
Perhaps it's because no body seems to be bothered about following the rules and everyone seems to be out for themselves as normal. The reason we have rules is that not everyone can be trusted to do the right thing, but just because you disagree with the rule doesn't mean you can choose to ignore it, after all why should the rule apply to other people and not to you!

Unfortunately for you, you are one of those that seems to think rules don't apply to them. So once you learn that you are banned from walking your dog on Avon beach between 1st May and 30 September and actually obey the rules maybe other people (people who aren't local and so aren't as aware of the local rules as you should be) will start to obey them as well and the area will become a cleaner place again in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Carolefaith[/bold] wrote: The beaches are full of rubbish every day since the holiday season started, some items being dangerous. Last week I picked up a load of broken glass. I walk my dog on the beaches at Mudeford and Avon every day of the year and all through the winter there was never any dog poo there but as soon as the holiday season started I have been finding dog poo on beaches and promenades. Local people clear up after their dogs so why should visitors give us all a bad name.[/p][/quote]Perhaps it's because no body seems to be bothered about following the rules and everyone seems to be out for themselves as normal. The reason we have rules is that not everyone can be trusted to do the right thing, but just because you disagree with the rule doesn't mean you can choose to ignore it, after all why should the rule apply to other people and not to you! Unfortunately for you, you are one of those that seems to think rules don't apply to them. So once you learn that you are banned from walking your dog on Avon beach between 1st May and 30 September and actually obey the rules maybe other people (people who aren't local and so aren't as aware of the local rules as you should be) will start to obey them as well and the area will become a cleaner place again in the summer. Kamikazi
  • Score: 1

5:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

old bod says...

more of us need to challenge the litter louts when they dump their rubbish , even though it means getting a mouthful of abuse , we need to shame the scum into clearing up after themselves .
more of us need to challenge the litter louts when they dump their rubbish , even though it means getting a mouthful of abuse , we need to shame the scum into clearing up after themselves . old bod
  • Score: 0

7:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

rozmister says...

Hessenford wrote:
John T wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading.
In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.
Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big!
Are you stupid or what, seagulls and an over flowing bin is a recipe for disaster, they chuck stuff all over the place, if councils emptied the bins in the evening perhaps they wouldn't be so tempting for the seagulls, but like all council workers down there they shut down at 5pm even though the proms and beaches are still active up until 9 or 10 oclock.
I go to the beach after work & live in the town centre. It's quite clear the bin men covering the town & beach don't get to go home at 5pm. I see them most evenings empty bins on the seafront & in the town centre.

There's also always seafront staff around whatever the day or time so clearly the council are well aware visitors don't all leave at 5pm.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The picture seems to suggest that people have thrown all the rubbish on the floor, I would suggest that the bin was over flowing in the first place and it has been raided by seagulls so it's a little misleading. In the other story Ellwood wants to ban cell phones on the beach, his time would be better spent in campaigning for the bins to be emptied more frequently.[/p][/quote]Blimey, if seagulls could shift that lot, no wonder deposits on houses are getting so big![/p][/quote]Are you stupid or what, seagulls and an over flowing bin is a recipe for disaster, they chuck stuff all over the place, if councils emptied the bins in the evening perhaps they wouldn't be so tempting for the seagulls, but like all council workers down there they shut down at 5pm even though the proms and beaches are still active up until 9 or 10 oclock.[/p][/quote]I go to the beach after work & live in the town centre. It's quite clear the bin men covering the town & beach don't get to go home at 5pm. I see them most evenings empty bins on the seafront & in the town centre. There's also always seafront staff around whatever the day or time so clearly the council are well aware visitors don't all leave at 5pm. rozmister
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

How about somebody applying the law and fine the **** out of these antisocial scumbags?
How about somebody applying the law and fine the **** out of these antisocial scumbags? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 0

9:05am Tue 29 Jul 14

skydriver says...

madras wrote:
Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?
Totally agree, but that is too easy for the council to think outside the box.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: Not trying to justify the mess, but it would appear to be around a full bin - so perhaps more bins / larger bins / more regular bin emptying would help?[/p][/quote]Totally agree, but that is too easy for the council to think outside the box. skydriver
  • Score: -2

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