VIDEO: Council car gets stuck in sand during clean-up of Poole beach

Bournemouth Echo: MAROONED: A screengrab taken from YouTube video of council workers trying to move their vehicle which got stuck in the sand during a clean-up on Poole’s beaches MAROONED: A screengrab taken from YouTube video of council workers trying to move their vehicle which got stuck in the sand during a clean-up on Poole’s beaches

RED faced council staff got stuck in the sand as they supervised the clean up on Poole’s beaches.

The sand had blown up over the promenade and when a council car tried to drive along what should have been a hard surface, it got bogged down in the sand.

Fortunately there were enough staff on hand to push the vehicle free.

Simon Legg, streetscene operations manager, Borough of Poole said: “With the persistent severe weather our streetscene teams have been working 24/7 to minimise disruption to Poole’s residents.

“This includes removing fallen trees, clearing floodwater and making Poole’s beaches accessible. We currently have two tractors and an excavator working to clear sand from the promenade to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists can access the beaches.

“Our supervisors are carrying out daily rounds to oversee the work of staff and redirect resources where required.

“Unfortunately on this occasion while checking progress at the beach, their car got stuck in a damp patch of sand on the promenade. Staff managed to free the car quickly and resumed their normal duties.”

 

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6:51am Fri 10 Jan 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Muppet
Muppet Peggy Babcock

7:21am Fri 10 Jan 14

Baysider says...

Car gets stuck for few minutes on wet beach exclusive! Journalism at it's finest eh...
Car gets stuck for few minutes on wet beach exclusive! Journalism at it's finest eh... Baysider

7:38am Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

It happens when people are clearing up .but great journalism
It happens when people are clearing up .but great journalism kalebmoledirt

8:10am Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

They should have dug it out with their buckets and spades.
They should have dug it out with their buckets and spades. BIGTONE

8:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

BIGTONE wrote:
They should have dug it out with their buckets and spades.
They should have buried the dam thing even further.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: They should have dug it out with their buckets and spades.[/p][/quote]They should have buried the dam thing even further. Hessenford

8:45am Fri 10 Jan 14

Chriswood says...

A non-story.
A non-story. Chriswood

9:27am Fri 10 Jan 14

live-and-let-live says...

having to make news out of nothing must be very difficult for echo staff. but it makes better reading than the shootings and murders that happen elsewhere.
having to make news out of nothing must be very difficult for echo staff. but it makes better reading than the shootings and murders that happen elsewhere. live-and-let-live

10:24am Fri 10 Jan 14

Tig says...

This isn't a story. A BT transit van was stuck in the sand at Branksome beach card park the other day and had to be towed out backwards.
This isn't a story. A BT transit van was stuck in the sand at Branksome beach card park the other day and had to be towed out backwards. Tig

10:29am Fri 10 Jan 14

Franks Tank says...

7 people, 1 spade and 1 tractor.
I know what I'd use to get the car out....
7 people, 1 spade and 1 tractor. I know what I'd use to get the car out.... Franks Tank

10:51am Fri 10 Jan 14

John T says...

Franks Tank wrote:
7 people, 1 spade and 1 tractor.
I know what I'd use to get the car out....
Your tank....to be Frank?
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: 7 people, 1 spade and 1 tractor. I know what I'd use to get the car out....[/p][/quote]Your tank....to be Frank? John T

10:55am Fri 10 Jan 14

steveatbournemouth says...

I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.
I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work. steveatbournemouth

11:47am Fri 10 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Nothing unusual here. The Council have their heads stuck in the sand
24 hrs a day anyway !!,
.
Especially when it comes to listening to people and making sensible decisions.
Nothing unusual here. The Council have their heads stuck in the sand 24 hrs a day anyway !!, . Especially when it comes to listening to people and making sensible decisions. smhinto

12:01pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

perhaps they could have left it there until the tide came in and then gradually transform it into an artificial surf reef. Then, they could build a multiplex cinema and a yacht marina around it to help bring money into the town. It all worked for Bournemouth.

Hold on a minute…
perhaps they could have left it there until the tide came in and then gradually transform it into an artificial surf reef. Then, they could build a multiplex cinema and a yacht marina around it to help bring money into the town. It all worked for Bournemouth. Hold on a minute… Blackandred

12:26pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Baysider says...

steveatbournemouth wrote:
I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.
Exactly! They have been out there in appalling conditions doing a great job but what do they get instead of any appreciation? Some really sad person trying to make political capital out of a flipping car stuck in the sand for 5 minutes and the usual snidey comments from the usual snidey posters.

C'mon Echo , you can do better than this surely?
[quote][p][bold]steveatbournemouth[/bold] wrote: I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.[/p][/quote]Exactly! They have been out there in appalling conditions doing a great job but what do they get instead of any appreciation? Some really sad person trying to make political capital out of a flipping car stuck in the sand for 5 minutes and the usual snidey comments from the usual snidey posters. C'mon Echo , you can do better than this surely? Baysider

12:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Southbourne Mike says...

Is this really newsworthy! If this is our headline news that goodness we live here and not in East London.....
Is this really newsworthy! If this is our headline news that goodness we live here and not in East London..... Southbourne Mike

1:52pm Fri 10 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Baysider wrote:
steveatbournemouth wrote:
I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.
Exactly! They have been out there in appalling conditions doing a great job but what do they get instead of any appreciation? Some really sad person trying to make political capital out of a flipping car stuck in the sand for 5 minutes and the usual snidey comments from the usual snidey posters.

C'mon Echo , you can do better than this surely?
The Echo aren't as stupid as you think they know this type of story attracts the anti-council trolls unfortunately for the Echo it didn't happen on Bournemouth beach otherwise it would have been the most commented by now ;)
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steveatbournemouth[/bold] wrote: I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.[/p][/quote]Exactly! They have been out there in appalling conditions doing a great job but what do they get instead of any appreciation? Some really sad person trying to make political capital out of a flipping car stuck in the sand for 5 minutes and the usual snidey comments from the usual snidey posters. C'mon Echo , you can do better than this surely?[/p][/quote]The Echo aren't as stupid as you think they know this type of story attracts the anti-council trolls unfortunately for the Echo it didn't happen on Bournemouth beach otherwise it would have been the most commented by now ;) retry69

3:18pm Fri 10 Jan 14

simcal says...

Well it beats a story about a burning tea towel, just. No pulitzer prizes for this rag,
Well it beats a story about a burning tea towel, just. No pulitzer prizes for this rag, simcal

7:21pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Where's the camera car when you need it?
Where's the camera car when you need it? BIGTONE

8:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

APC303 says...

What an idiot the guy who videoed this. Really, what sort of smug moron uploads that sort of stuff with "taxpayer's money" as the title?
What an idiot the guy who videoed this. Really, what sort of smug moron uploads that sort of stuff with "taxpayer's money" as the title? APC303

10:27pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Teddy 1 says...

Wonder if this is the same member of staff I witness regularly driving at speed, on the phone texting and not concentrating when on council business. She has fluffy red dice in her council van/car. Yes I have reported this to the council!
Wonder if this is the same member of staff I witness regularly driving at speed, on the phone texting and not concentrating when on council business. She has fluffy red dice in her council van/car. Yes I have reported this to the council! Teddy 1

1:34am Sat 11 Jan 14

sturman says...

steveatbournemouth wrote:
I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.
We'll said
[quote][p][bold]steveatbournemouth[/bold] wrote: I think all the Beach Staff deserve a big THANK YOU for the 24/7 work.[/p][/quote]We'll said sturman

8:01am Mon 13 Jan 14

echoreader29 says...

If everybody knew how much hard work these workers put in to help keep the beach open and safe to comply with all these health and saftey rules people are so keen to bang on about, they may think twice about trying to make a story out of nothing. Its not the Echo that is to blame but the person who thought they would get a story out of it by recording the footage in the first place!
If everybody knew how much hard work these workers put in to help keep the beach open and safe to comply with all these health and saftey rules people are so keen to bang on about, they may think twice about trying to make a story out of nothing. Its not the Echo that is to blame but the person who thought they would get a story out of it by recording the footage in the first place! echoreader29

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