Old tyres, food waste and empty fuel bottles – what 'dangerous' litterers are leaving at the side of the Spur Road

Bournemouth Echo: RUBBISH: Litter along the side of the A338 between Bournemouth and Ashley Heath RUBBISH: Litter along the side of the A338 between Bournemouth and Ashley Heath

LITTERERS who have left old tyres, food waste and other rubbish sprawled along the side of the A338 Spur Road have been branded ‘dangerous’ by an environmental group.

The grass verge and bushes by the side of the road are currently cluttered with items including cigarette packets, takeaway boxes and even discarded fuel bottles.

Angela Pooley, co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth East Dorset, said the situation is disgusting and hopes something is done about it soon.

“The disregard for a look of an area like this is unacceptable, but on a practical level, it is also dangerous,” she added.

“This careless behaviour can have an impact on wildlife too.

“Birds pick up all sorts of things for nesting and they will try to pick up plastic and cans on the side of the road if that is what is there.”

As well as debris like cans of beer and food packets which are likely to have been thrown from the windows of passing cars, a cluster of tyres and bags full of rubbish have also been left near lay-bys at the side of the carriageway. Last year the Daily Echo found cannabis growing equipment dumped by the side of the road which prompted a council clean-up.

Steve Burdis, director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP), said another clear-up is being scheduled for this year too.

He said: “We are currently finalising our plans for the cleansing of our key trunk road the A338 and other key routes, including the A31 and A35, ahead of the main holiday season. “As with last year this will be done in partnership with neighbouring councils and the Highways Agency, as it involves coordinating safety precautions along these busy stretches of road. We are still finalising the specific dates, but the work will be carried out in the next few weeks.”

Bournemouth council has also said they are evaluating the situation at Riverside Avenue, which connects to the Spur Road.

Street services manager Stuart Best said he is organising a clear up for as soon as possible and that the council will prosecute anybody who is caught fly-tipping in the area.

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8:05am Sat 15 Mar 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Dangerous? No. Disgusting? Yes.

"Bournemouth council has also said they are evaluating the situation at Riverside Avenue"

Uh oh, expect another speed reduction just for the sake of it.
Dangerous? No. Disgusting? Yes. "Bournemouth council has also said they are evaluating the situation at Riverside Avenue" Uh oh, expect another speed reduction just for the sake of it. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -8

8:09am Sat 15 Mar 14

Huey says...

Made far worse by the council causing traffic chaos and wasting a million or so quid erecting those useless lizard barriers, which seem to collect any litter blowing across the road.
Find out who wasted our cash on that particular failed scheme and make them walk the length picking up litter and removing the now ruined plastic sheeting and stakes that cost so much.
Of course as usual, no one is ever held to account.
Made far worse by the council causing traffic chaos and wasting a million or so quid erecting those useless lizard barriers, which seem to collect any litter blowing across the road. Find out who wasted our cash on that particular failed scheme and make them walk the length picking up litter and removing the now ruined plastic sheeting and stakes that cost so much. Of course as usual, no one is ever held to account. Huey
  • Score: 12

8:32am Sat 15 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Come July it will the flag of St George also littering that road as they get torn of the cars by the wind pressure.
Come July it will the flag of St George also littering that road as they get torn of the cars by the wind pressure. Lord Spring
  • Score: 9

8:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Modern don't give a hoot society. The whole country gets filthier by the day and it will only get a lot worse. We have a generation of expecting the state to provide all, many parents who do not even toilet train their children before school and the human rights act. Why would they care about the enviroment? More and more people, greater strain on the services that are the backbone of society and eventually the whole country will become a slum.
Modern don't give a hoot society. The whole country gets filthier by the day and it will only get a lot worse. We have a generation of expecting the state to provide all, many parents who do not even toilet train their children before school and the human rights act. Why would they care about the enviroment? More and more people, greater strain on the services that are the backbone of society and eventually the whole country will become a slum. High Treason
  • Score: 30

8:56am Sat 15 Mar 14

Ophilum says...

If you take a ride on a cycle and where ever you go there is rubbish on the side of all the roads in the countryside which maybe given a clean on the odd occasion, it,s been like it for years and years.
If you take a ride on a cycle and where ever you go there is rubbish on the side of all the roads in the countryside which maybe given a clean on the odd occasion, it,s been like it for years and years. Ophilum
  • Score: 17

9:01am Sat 15 Mar 14

Gordon Cann says...

It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem

It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories.

Too much affluence not enough intelligence?
It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories. Too much affluence not enough intelligence? Gordon Cann
  • Score: 16

9:10am Sat 15 Mar 14

corngoat says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem

It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories.

Too much affluence not enough intelligence?
Went to Germany twice last year - spotless!
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories. Too much affluence not enough intelligence?[/p][/quote]Went to Germany twice last year - spotless! corngoat
  • Score: 15

9:13am Sat 15 Mar 14

corngoat says...

And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband. corngoat
  • Score: 25

9:19am Sat 15 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem

It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories.

Too much affluence not enough intelligence?
Take a look on Google Earth, nowhere you mention looks as bad as the UK in general.
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories. Too much affluence not enough intelligence?[/p][/quote]Take a look on Google Earth, nowhere you mention looks as bad as the UK in general. High Treason
  • Score: 7

9:24am Sat 15 Mar 14

manyogie says...

Just got back from Gran Canaria, loads of roads, not one bit of rubbish to be seen
Just got back from Gran Canaria, loads of roads, not one bit of rubbish to be seen manyogie
  • Score: 12

9:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

Huey says...

Criminals should be cleaning it up as part of community service. Never mind the danger from passing cars, they can repay their debt by getting rid of all this litter
Criminals should be cleaning it up as part of community service. Never mind the danger from passing cars, they can repay their debt by getting rid of all this litter Huey
  • Score: 26

10:13am Sat 15 Mar 14

Eddie's dog says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem

It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories.

Too much affluence not enough intelligence?
Interestingly, just looked on Google maps, A2 into Amsterdam; focused on street view and a very clean and tidy roadside, including small canal not attracting bags, etc............. mind you, A338 does not show much rubbish either (!??).
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know whether the roads leading into say Cologne, Amsterdam or Cherbourg are the same so we can establish whether this is a problem across similar European countries generally or a particularly English,or even Bournemouth problem It is certainly a very sad reflection on the state of our society; the winners ,. of course, are the large supermarkets who provide so much packaging for modern foodstuffs; a great many of which are high in salt, fat and calories. Too much affluence not enough intelligence?[/p][/quote]Interestingly, just looked on Google maps, A2 into Amsterdam; focused on street view and a very clean and tidy roadside, including small canal not attracting bags, etc............. mind you, A338 does not show much rubbish either (!??). Eddie's dog
  • Score: 6

10:14am Sat 15 Mar 14

skydriver says...

If more money was allocated to street cleaning rather than getting locals to do it for free, it would be better, and that money could come from the same budget as the one the council used for erecting the illuminated sign welcoming people to Bournemouth !Fact....
If more money was allocated to street cleaning rather than getting locals to do it for free, it would be better, and that money could come from the same budget as the one the council used for erecting the illuminated sign welcoming people to Bournemouth !Fact.... skydriver
  • Score: 7

10:17am Sat 15 Mar 14

skydriver says...

skydriver wrote:
If more money was allocated to street cleaning rather than getting locals to do it for free, it would be better, and that money could come from the same budget as the one the council used for erecting the illuminated sign welcoming people to Bournemouth !Fact....
Furthermore don't think about doing it get on with it, or will that be yet another jolly for the councillors and the other departments on a nice sunny day.
The illuminated road sign should read welcome to THE DIRTY HIGHWAYS OF BOURNEMOUTH .,!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: If more money was allocated to street cleaning rather than getting locals to do it for free, it would be better, and that money could come from the same budget as the one the council used for erecting the illuminated sign welcoming people to Bournemouth !Fact....[/p][/quote]Furthermore don't think about doing it get on with it, or will that be yet another jolly for the councillors and the other departments on a nice sunny day. The illuminated road sign should read welcome to THE DIRTY HIGHWAYS OF BOURNEMOUTH .,! skydriver
  • Score: 8

10:18am Sat 15 Mar 14

High Treason says...

corngoat wrote:
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
Google Adblock.
[quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.[/p][/quote]Google Adblock. High Treason
  • Score: 6

10:20am Sat 15 Mar 14

Gordon Cann says...

Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.
Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago. Gordon Cann
  • Score: -1

10:32am Sat 15 Mar 14

Vortigern says...

In the United States and Canada, they have Adopt-a-HIghway programs, where concerned citizens go out and volunteer to clean up roadways on the weekends. They even get free signs with the name of their group (instead of running to the papers for their free publicity), and they pick sections that belong to them exclusively.

Maybe this lady and her group, instead of complaining to the Echo, could go out on Saturday mornings and actually pick up the rubbish along side the road.

Of course, complaining about a problem is much easier than actually doing something about it.

Then you get to blame the council and have them pay for it. If people can't be bothered to volunteer to help with their own community, they shouldn't expect the government to do it for them.

Then she woul
In the United States and Canada, they have Adopt-a-HIghway programs, where concerned citizens go out and volunteer to clean up roadways on the weekends. They even get free signs with the name of their group (instead of running to the papers for their free publicity), and they pick sections that belong to them exclusively. Maybe this lady and her group, instead of complaining to the Echo, could go out on Saturday mornings and actually pick up the rubbish along side the road. Of course, complaining about a problem is much easier than actually doing something about it. Then you get to blame the council and have them pay for it. If people can't be bothered to volunteer to help with their own community, they shouldn't expect the government to do it for them. Then she woul Vortigern
  • Score: 5

11:13am Sat 15 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.
Just to note -

£6.2 Billion is the combined cost of the two QE Type Aircraft Carriers that are being built.

A clean society costs nothing at all, litter is only yhere due to the mentality of some people in that society, you don't need a billion pounds to sort it out....
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.[/p][/quote]Just to note - £6.2 Billion is the combined cost of the two QE Type Aircraft Carriers that are being built. A clean society costs nothing at all, litter is only yhere due to the mentality of some people in that society, you don't need a billion pounds to sort it out.... boardsandphotos
  • Score: 13

12:16pm Sat 15 Mar 14

corngoat says...

High Treason wrote:
corngoat wrote:
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
Google Adblock.
I do most of the time but also stops ITV player working.
I appreciate its just a matter of switching it on and off though!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.[/p][/quote]Google Adblock.[/p][/quote]I do most of the time but also stops ITV player working. I appreciate its just a matter of switching it on and off though! corngoat
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Sat 15 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Huey wrote:
Made far worse by the council causing traffic chaos and wasting a million or so quid erecting those useless lizard barriers, which seem to collect any litter blowing across the road.
Find out who wasted our cash on that particular failed scheme and make them walk the length picking up litter and removing the now ruined plastic sheeting and stakes that cost so much.
Of course as usual, no one is ever held to account.
Dorset Council did more than waste an absolute fortune 'protecting' wild life that would have run away instinctively anyway from the road works that never happened.

Because at this same time they also spent money completely destroying much of the attractive mature vegetation alongside this same part of the A338 - also for no evident good reason or purpose.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Made far worse by the council causing traffic chaos and wasting a million or so quid erecting those useless lizard barriers, which seem to collect any litter blowing across the road. Find out who wasted our cash on that particular failed scheme and make them walk the length picking up litter and removing the now ruined plastic sheeting and stakes that cost so much. Of course as usual, no one is ever held to account.[/p][/quote]Dorset Council did more than waste an absolute fortune 'protecting' wild life that would have run away instinctively anyway from the road works that never happened. Because at this same time they also spent money completely destroying much of the attractive mature vegetation alongside this same part of the A338 - also for no evident good reason or purpose. muscliffman
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Gordon Cann says...

Of course I accept that not building aircraft carriers wont solve the problem of litter, but we need to look at the assumptions of our present society, and if it is the case, as seems to be confirmed by comments on this site, that other countries are cleaner then we need to examine ALL the reasons that seem to make us stand apart.

I also note that whilst this site has the potential for informed argument rarely if ever has a Member of Parliament sought to engage in discussion
Of course I accept that not building aircraft carriers wont solve the problem of litter, but we need to look at the assumptions of our present society, and if it is the case, as seems to be confirmed by comments on this site, that other countries are cleaner then we need to examine ALL the reasons that seem to make us stand apart. I also note that whilst this site has the potential for informed argument rarely if ever has a Member of Parliament sought to engage in discussion Gordon Cann
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Sat 15 Mar 14

spooki says...

Why are the looking at Riverside Avenue? The end near the spur road is overloaded with trees and hedgerow, I doubt if any rubbish from fly tipping could filter through that AND then head up both ways of the dual carriageway. More than likely people lobbing their junk out of their car window.
Why are the looking at Riverside Avenue? The end near the spur road is overloaded with trees and hedgerow, I doubt if any rubbish from fly tipping could filter through that AND then head up both ways of the dual carriageway. More than likely people lobbing their junk out of their car window. spooki
  • Score: 1

12:33pm Sat 15 Mar 14

smhinto says...

I suppose we can't even blame the 'Diddley's (oops sorry) the travellers for this one.
I suppose we can't even blame the 'Diddley's (oops sorry) the travellers for this one. smhinto
  • Score: -4

2:55pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.
Maybe if we stopped giving away £1 billion a month in Foreign Aid we could afford to defend our country and clean the highways, just an idea.
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.[/p][/quote]Maybe if we stopped giving away £1 billion a month in Foreign Aid we could afford to defend our country and clean the highways, just an idea. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 5

3:09pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Maybe some actual common sense at out local tips could improve matters, I own a Mercedes Sprinter that we use for a courier business, a couple of weekends ago we filled it with rubbish from our house and a couple of neighbours, we then got refused entry at three local tips. Poole only allowed vans to tip on a wednesday, Longham didn't allow vans to tip at all and Wimborne only allowed hire vans and you needed to show a hire agreement. As the van was needed on the Monday we dumped the lot in my morther-in-laws garden and then had to pay someone £80 to collect it with a trailer to take it to the dump. Is it really any wonder that some people are not being responsible about dumping their rubbish. Providing that a person can prove he/she pays rates in their area they should be allowed to dump rubbish regardless of how they chose to transport it to the tip!
Maybe some actual common sense at out local tips could improve matters, I own a Mercedes Sprinter that we use for a courier business, a couple of weekends ago we filled it with rubbish from our house and a couple of neighbours, we then got refused entry at three local tips. Poole only allowed vans to tip on a wednesday, Longham didn't allow vans to tip at all and Wimborne only allowed hire vans and you needed to show a hire agreement. As the van was needed on the Monday we dumped the lot in my morther-in-laws garden and then had to pay someone £80 to collect it with a trailer to take it to the dump. Is it really any wonder that some people are not being responsible about dumping their rubbish. Providing that a person can prove he/she pays rates in their area they should be allowed to dump rubbish regardless of how they chose to transport it to the tip! Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 10

5:49pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Gastines3 says...

As Sir Alan Sugar said"So much time is wasted with meetings about meetings without getting on with the bl--dy job". Welcome to Bournemouth where the Council seems to be blind to the state of the town and the impression locals and visitors get of the area. Deaf and blind, unless it involves writing rather large cheques for their grandiose schemes and paying in rather small cheques when selling of Council/Public property. The sale of Leybourne House springs to mind and it certainly smells!!! The obvious of getting the dump that was once classed as a Premier Resort cleaned up, seems beyond them,or below their dignity to deal with such mundane matters. Pity the Echo couldn't start a campaign by posting a daily photo of areas in the town festooned with trash, might shame them into doing something,eventually
!!!
As Sir Alan Sugar said"So much time is wasted with meetings about meetings without getting on with the bl--dy job". Welcome to Bournemouth where the Council seems to be blind to the state of the town and the impression locals and visitors get of the area. Deaf and blind, unless it involves writing rather large cheques for their grandiose schemes and paying in rather small cheques when selling of Council/Public property. The sale of Leybourne House springs to mind and it certainly smells!!! The obvious of getting the dump that was once classed as a Premier Resort cleaned up, seems beyond them,or below their dignity to deal with such mundane matters. Pity the Echo couldn't start a campaign by posting a daily photo of areas in the town festooned with trash, might shame them into doing something,eventually !!! Gastines3
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Sat 15 Mar 14

B.A.T.A.G. says...

Instead of moaning about dangerous things on the Spur Road why don't this Environment Group approach Bournemouth and East Dorset Councils to get
the unemployed and those who are serving community services to put on a florescent vest and get it picked up working with a Council van to put it all in.
Instead of moaning about dangerous things on the Spur Road why don't this Environment Group approach Bournemouth and East Dorset Councils to get the unemployed and those who are serving community services to put on a florescent vest and get it picked up working with a Council van to put it all in. B.A.T.A.G.
  • Score: 5

6:33pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ekimnoslen says...

Make rubbish disposal expensive or more difficult for the general public and fly tipping will increase.
Simple!
Make rubbish disposal expensive or more difficult for the general public and fly tipping will increase. Simple! ekimnoslen
  • Score: 6

6:43pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Adrian XX says...

corngoat wrote:
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
Get a big anti-ad hosts files: http://bit.ly/1qGttM
B (though 255.255.255.0 is a better address to use)
That should help to some extent, but an ad-blocker might be necessary too.
[quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.[/p][/quote]Get a big anti-ad hosts files: http://bit.ly/1qGttM B (though 255.255.255.0 is a better address to use) That should help to some extent, but an ad-blocker might be necessary too. Adrian XX
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Bournefre says...

Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too.
Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too. Bournefre
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Mr Southbourne says...

A sad state that (too large a) part of society just is so selfish or oblivious. No good trying to link illegal roadside dumping of waste to other separate issues like like foreign aid or aircraft carriers, or comparing littering in other countries using low resolution aerial images. Need to clean up the Spur Road & re-educate the idiots that ruin one of the routes into our town. Whatever the shortfalls of local journalism (often pointed out in comments sections) this is one issue that needs to be highlighted & addressed, and glad to see an article on it.
A sad state that (too large a) part of society just is so selfish or oblivious. No good trying to link illegal roadside dumping of waste to other separate issues like like foreign aid or aircraft carriers, or comparing littering in other countries using low resolution aerial images. Need to clean up the Spur Road & re-educate the idiots that ruin one of the routes into our town. Whatever the shortfalls of local journalism (often pointed out in comments sections) this is one issue that needs to be highlighted & addressed, and glad to see an article on it. Mr Southbourne
  • Score: 8

11:13pm Sat 15 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

Any caravans been there?
Any caravans been there? BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

9:27am Sun 16 Mar 14

Gordon Cann says...

Briefly to Mr.Southbourne, my point was to try and establish whether the problem of litter is worse in Britain than it is in comparable European counries and if it is, as some commentators seem to agree then look at all the factors that feed into the psyche or mentality of this country.
Briefly to Mr.Southbourne, my point was to try and establish whether the problem of litter is worse in Britain than it is in comparable European counries and if it is, as some commentators seem to agree then look at all the factors that feed into the psyche or mentality of this country. Gordon Cann
  • Score: 1

10:06am Sun 16 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Bournefre wrote:
Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too.
The Big Issue seller at Waitrose in Winton always chucks his dog ends on the pavement.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too.[/p][/quote]The Big Issue seller at Waitrose in Winton always chucks his dog ends on the pavement. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

11:07am Sun 16 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

corngoat wrote:
High Treason wrote:
corngoat wrote:
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
Google Adblock.
I do most of the time but also stops ITV player working.
I appreciate its just a matter of switching it on and off though!
I don't know what type of pc you're using so I won't give you specific instructions (the location of the hosts file can be different in different operating systems).

The first thing your pc does when encounting a URL on a web page is it looks for that URL in a file called 'hosts'. If it finds it it uses the IP address in that hosts entry. If it does not find it, it queries a DNS (Domain Name Server) to get the IP address from that.

If you edit your hosts file so it contains entries for all the sites you do /not/ want to visit your browser will be faster, and your pc will not access those pages:

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com #Denies access to www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 www.iamanadvertiser.
co.uk #Access denied to this advertiser.

Note that 127.0.0.1 is the IP address you want your browser to visit instead of the one a domain name server would return. 127.0.0.1 is a special IP address which, as it happens, is your own pc (where the page does not exist). If you had entered the URL into a browser you would get a page not found/does not exist/error 404. If the address was one embedded into a web page you'd get a blank space where the ad would have appeared.

It'll take a while to build up your own hosts file, or you could google for one somebody else has been kind enough to upload - just make sure you check it before using it (you wouldn't want any other redirection than to 127,0,01)

Been using mine for years (since 2005). I also use pop-up blockers in all the browsers I use.
[quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.[/p][/quote]Google Adblock.[/p][/quote]I do most of the time but also stops ITV player working. I appreciate its just a matter of switching it on and off though![/p][/quote]I don't know what type of pc you're using so I won't give you specific instructions (the location of the hosts file can be different in different operating systems). The first thing your pc does when encounting a URL on a web page is it looks for that URL in a file called 'hosts'. If it finds it it uses the IP address in that hosts entry. If it does not find it, it queries a DNS (Domain Name Server) to get the IP address from that. If you edit your hosts file so it contains entries for all the sites you do /not/ want to visit your browser will be faster, and your pc will not access those pages: 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com #Denies access to www.facebook.com 127.0.0.1 www.iamanadvertiser. co.uk #Access denied to this advertiser. Note that 127.0.0.1 is the IP address you want your browser to visit instead of the one a domain name server would return. 127.0.0.1 is a special IP address which, as it happens, is your own pc (where the page does not exist). If you had entered the URL into a browser you would get a page not found/does not exist/error 404. If the address was one embedded into a web page you'd get a blank space where the ad would have appeared. It'll take a while to build up your own hosts file, or you could google for one somebody else has been kind enough to upload - just make sure you check it before using it (you wouldn't want any other redirection than to 127,0,01) Been using mine for years (since 2005). I also use pop-up blockers in all the browsers I use. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Phixer says...

"LITTERERS who have left old tyres, food waste and other rubbish sprawled along the side of the A338 Spur Road have been branded ‘dangerous’ ..."

So has an Echo photographer for stopping in a dangerous position to take a photo.

And did the photographer act like a good citizen and do his/her bit for the good of the 'big society' by picking up the litter? Thought not!
"LITTERERS who have left old tyres, food waste and other rubbish sprawled along the side of the A338 Spur Road have been branded ‘dangerous’ ..." So has an Echo photographer for stopping in a dangerous position to take a photo. And did the photographer act like a good citizen and do his/her bit for the good of the 'big society' by picking up the litter? Thought not! Phixer
  • Score: -1

2:56pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Tig says...

It's the same on the Upton Bypass. Full of rubbish.
It's the same on the Upton Bypass. Full of rubbish. Tig
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Bournefre says...

pete woodley wrote:
Bournefre wrote:
Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too.
The Big Issue seller at Waitrose in Winton always chucks his dog ends on the pavement.
Well then he should be fined, and before anyone suggests he can't afford the fine which is why he's selling the Big Issue, if he can afford to smoke then he can afford anything.
People dumping cigarette ends on pavements are just as much of a problem as people dumping tyres, bags of rubbish and police tape at the side of the dual carriageway.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Clearly what is needed are more litter wardens. Of course patrolling the spur road would be too dangerous but they could walk around shopping areas during peak hours fining anyone who drops a cigarette end, unless they are in a large intimidating group who could pose a risk to the litter warden if challenged. Cigarette ends are litter too.[/p][/quote]The Big Issue seller at Waitrose in Winton always chucks his dog ends on the pavement.[/p][/quote]Well then he should be fined, and before anyone suggests he can't afford the fine which is why he's selling the Big Issue, if he can afford to smoke then he can afford anything. People dumping cigarette ends on pavements are just as much of a problem as people dumping tyres, bags of rubbish and police tape at the side of the dual carriageway. Bournefre
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Sun 16 Mar 14

saynomore says...

Sadly it seems that UK residents have no pride in their country,I was in Quebec City last year and it is spotless because people there are brought up to respect their surroundings from an early age.Care and respect here are a distant memory. what a sad country we have become.
Sadly it seems that UK residents have no pride in their country,I was in Quebec City last year and it is spotless because people there are brought up to respect their surroundings from an early age.Care and respect here are a distant memory. what a sad country we have become. saynomore
  • Score: 3

6:14pm Sun 16 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Phixer wrote:
"LITTERERS who have left old tyres, food waste and other rubbish sprawled along the side of the A338 Spur Road have been branded ‘dangerous’ ..."

So has an Echo photographer for stopping in a dangerous position to take a photo.

And did the photographer act like a good citizen and do his/her bit for the good of the 'big society' by picking up the litter? Thought not!
Firstly you can't see exactly where or how the photographer has stopped, only where the photo was taken, you also can't see what type of vehicle he or she was travelling in (or on)

Secondly do you go around picking up litter while you are at work? I generally don't but I don't expect others to pick up for me either. I do however make people aware they have dropped litter if I see it happen.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "LITTERERS who have left old tyres, food waste and other rubbish sprawled along the side of the A338 Spur Road have been branded ‘dangerous’ ..." So has an Echo photographer for stopping in a dangerous position to take a photo. And did the photographer act like a good citizen and do his/her bit for the good of the 'big society' by picking up the litter? Thought not![/p][/quote]Firstly you can't see exactly where or how the photographer has stopped, only where the photo was taken, you also can't see what type of vehicle he or she was travelling in (or on) Secondly do you go around picking up litter while you are at work? I generally don't but I don't expect others to pick up for me either. I do however make people aware they have dropped litter if I see it happen. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

7:39pm Sun 16 Mar 14

paul.p says...

corngoat wrote:
And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.
Download Adblocker...the page I'm on is empty.

I visited Rockley Beach this Sunday morning, can just say what 'sh*thole it is. Well done to the people who drop the litter, well done to the so called 'litter picking group' what's that...every so often? and of course well done to the council for not supplying people who can actually empty bins when full. 250,000 visitors to this site looking at a one of Harbour, I'm personally disgusted with the whole thing.
[quote][p][bold]corngoat[/bold] wrote: And while on the subject of rubbish, just how many adverts can the echo get on one web page! Page load time is appalling even with fibre broadband.[/p][/quote]Download Adblocker...the page I'm on is empty. I visited Rockley Beach this Sunday morning, can just say what 'sh*thole it is. Well done to the people who drop the litter, well done to the so called 'litter picking group' what's that...every so often? and of course well done to the council for not supplying people who can actually empty bins when full. 250,000 visitors to this site looking at a one of Harbour, I'm personally disgusted with the whole thing. paul.p
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Sun 16 Mar 14

paul.p says...

Twist......
Twist...... paul.p
  • Score: 0

11:03pm Sun 16 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
Gordon Cann wrote:
Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.
Maybe if we stopped giving away £1 billion a month in Foreign Aid we could afford to defend our country and clean the highways, just an idea.
We have the 6th largest economy in the world, a defence budget bigger than that of about a half the countries in the world's actual whole economies (£50 billion) we'll give about £12 billion in foreign aid this year which is a tiny sum compared with the £1.2 trillion we'll spend on welfare, we are also in the top 10 biggest importers and exporters in the world

Money is not the issue, it's a changr in attitude that's needed.
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if we spent less money on a replacement aircraft carrier -now estimated to cost £6.2.billion ( original estimate £3.6 billion )- we might be able to sort this problem out and take a proper pride in this country and not try and maintain a world role which effectively disappeared many years ago.[/p][/quote]Maybe if we stopped giving away £1 billion a month in Foreign Aid we could afford to defend our country and clean the highways, just an idea.[/p][/quote]We have the 6th largest economy in the world, a defence budget bigger than that of about a half the countries in the world's actual whole economies (£50 billion) we'll give about £12 billion in foreign aid this year which is a tiny sum compared with the £1.2 trillion we'll spend on welfare, we are also in the top 10 biggest importers and exporters in the world Money is not the issue, it's a changr in attitude that's needed. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

10:13am Mon 17 Mar 14

rozmister says...

Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
Maybe some actual common sense at out local tips could improve matters, I own a Mercedes Sprinter that we use for a courier business, a couple of weekends ago we filled it with rubbish from our house and a couple of neighbours, we then got refused entry at three local tips. Poole only allowed vans to tip on a wednesday, Longham didn't allow vans to tip at all and Wimborne only allowed hire vans and you needed to show a hire agreement. As the van was needed on the Monday we dumped the lot in my morther-in-laws garden and then had to pay someone £80 to collect it with a trailer to take it to the dump. Is it really any wonder that some people are not being responsible about dumping their rubbish. Providing that a person can prove he/she pays rates in their area they should be allowed to dump rubbish regardless of how they chose to transport it to the tip!
Longhams do allow vans they don't allow vans used for commercial purposes so there's a permit system in place so that residents genuinely dropping off their own waste can do so. Commercial use vehicles aren't allowed permits to stop businesses and sole traders dropping off their trade waste for free. As a council taxpayer I think that system's fine, if commercial vans were allowed in plenty of people would abuse the system.

I hope you checked the person you paid had a license to dispose of waste as well otherwise it could well end up fly tipped anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: Maybe some actual common sense at out local tips could improve matters, I own a Mercedes Sprinter that we use for a courier business, a couple of weekends ago we filled it with rubbish from our house and a couple of neighbours, we then got refused entry at three local tips. Poole only allowed vans to tip on a wednesday, Longham didn't allow vans to tip at all and Wimborne only allowed hire vans and you needed to show a hire agreement. As the van was needed on the Monday we dumped the lot in my morther-in-laws garden and then had to pay someone £80 to collect it with a trailer to take it to the dump. Is it really any wonder that some people are not being responsible about dumping their rubbish. Providing that a person can prove he/she pays rates in their area they should be allowed to dump rubbish regardless of how they chose to transport it to the tip![/p][/quote]Longhams do allow vans they don't allow vans used for commercial purposes so there's a permit system in place so that residents genuinely dropping off their own waste can do so. Commercial use vehicles aren't allowed permits to stop businesses and sole traders dropping off their trade waste for free. As a council taxpayer I think that system's fine, if commercial vans were allowed in plenty of people would abuse the system. I hope you checked the person you paid had a license to dispose of waste as well otherwise it could well end up fly tipped anyway. rozmister
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Mon 17 Mar 14

richardcompton3 says...

Most of the rubbish along the side of the Spur Road comes from 'waste carrying vehicles and Skip carrying vehicles' where the rubbish is not covered and just billows out of the top of the vehicles.
Most of the rubbish along the side of the Spur Road comes from 'waste carrying vehicles and Skip carrying vehicles' where the rubbish is not covered and just billows out of the top of the vehicles. richardcompton3
  • Score: 0

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