On 3 Apr 2017 at 4:02pm Colette wrote:
Is anyone in Lewes willing to take up the mantel and start litter picking! The Council have only 2 Litter Pickers for the whole area! They supply grabbers/bags/gloves etc! Yes agree Neville is appalling. I am a member of Chailey Litter picking group. On Great British spring clean weekend we litter picked that road and Offham Road. We wanted to help out in our wider community as our group is up and running and doing well. If everyone at least picked within the environs of their own homes it would make a big difference. What about when you are taking the dog for a walk, bring a grabber and a sack! This is our environment. Lewes is a beautiful place, but large areas of it are rubbish tips. It's so sad.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 4:10pm Greateful Simon wrote:
Great work your doing there Colette, must take my hat off to you and your group. Sadly I'm a single parent with 2 kids and have a full time job over 6 days. Although it's a worthy cause I just don't have that energy or luxury of time and have to rely on good people like you that keep Lewes so beautiful. I do my bit by recycling and taking my litter home, hopefully that helps somewhat. Anyhow great idea keep up the good work.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 4:31pm Deja Vu wrote:
We had a note in the local newsletter last week about parents reminding their children to pick-up litter after themselves.
From what I've seen the majority of rubbish deposited around the streets seems to be from the dustmen themselves. Weirdly we always end up with rubbish that isn't ours left after they've been (as well as a street full of rubbish).
I'm not going to start a fight with our local dustmen though (it's a thankless task anyway without us hassling them), so good luck picking up the mantle on this one...
On 3 Apr 2017 at 4:36pm Green man wrote:
I cannot help but wanted to do my bit and say good luck too. Such a considerate thing to do on behalf of others. For me I need to catch up on Broadchurch but I am with you in spirit, just wanted you to know that. Best wishes
On 3 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm Uncle Bulgaria wrote:
The other week I cleared up 12 bin bags of rubbish from the little triangle of ground at the bottom of the Black Horse steps. There were beer cans and wine bottles, fag packets and general waste - including a child's car seat of all things but what was worse was the fact that a lot of it was dog poo bags, two bin bags of them alone. Took me two trips to the dump to remove it all. What's even worse is that I walked past there yesterday and there's just as much crap there as there was before. Wonder sometimes if I'm just wasting my time.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 5:13pm CLOWSIE wrote:
Collette, did you contact Ruth O'Keefe? She has run precious litter picking in Lewes before.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 5:18pm uncle Bulgaria wrote:
Quite a lot of the litter in the town centre is because the bins get full especially at weekends. The bins are cleared in the mornings and are full by the afternoon. They need emptying in the evenings like most other busy towns.
Also I've seen people leaving domestic refuse sacks by the bins in the Cliffe. The trouble is fox's and gulls rip open the bags and leave refuse strewn up the street.The council have put signs on the bins informing people that the bins are for litter and not domestic waste. The signs state that it's fly tipping, and you'll be prosecuted. Nothing seems to happen as the bags still appear.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 8:24pm Rubbish Council wrote:
This is why we have the problem, rubbish council rubbish citizens and requirement for volunteers to pick up the pieces........
On 3 Apr 2017 at 9:54pm Historian wrote:
The council have long given doing most things, all they seem to bleat on about is not having enough money for social care for people who have been abandoned by their families. Can no one take responsibility for themselves anymore ? Bring back the workhouse!
On 3 Apr 2017 at 10:55pm Frak wrote:
And yet people will still vote Tory.
On 3 Apr 2017 at 11:29pm Teddybear wrote:
what do we pay our council tax for
On 4 Apr 2017 at 5:27am Stan the dust-man wrote:
Most councils are relying more and more on volunteers and community groups to help out in parks, playgrounds, verges etc etc. Like them or loathe them, local councils are being squeezed to almost breaking point by central government and there are instances in the country of entire parks departments being run by volunteers. I know it isn't any consolation but it's not going to get any better for the foreseeable future either and we must protect essential services. However, what hacks me off in times like these are the annual "jollies" to our twin towns abroad by the councillors when others are finding it hard to make ends meet on a council wage.
On 4 Apr 2017 at 10:53am Noname wrote:
Who do I contact to get involved and collect gloves and grabber ?
On 4 Apr 2017 at 3:13pm Out on licence wrote:
What I cannot understand is that we have hundreds of blokes banged up 24/7 in nearby Lewes prison looking at the four walls. Why do we never release this guys (trustworthy ones) in supervised batches to go around the region picking up litter. You will be hard pushed to find one prisoner who doesn't want that bordom broken and relish the fresh air. Trouble is as a nation we are too liberal, we can't even organise a Easter egg hunt anymore (sorry should say Cadbury) This is what I call paying your debt to society.