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Rubbish on A26 and A27: Who's responsible?

On 29 Feb 2016 at 3:20pm Dingbat wrote:
There is tons of rubbish along the A26 and A27. It's not the sort of rubbish thrown out of cars either; large refuse sacks and plastic containers and other larger stuff. The A26 stayed clean after ESSC/LDC last removed all the rubbish up until a day of very high wind about a month ago. Then suddenly it appeared. I suspect that most of it blew from one open topped refuse lorry taking stuff to landfill. Having not seen the incident I can't prove it and Lewes District Council say (a little uncertainly) that they don't use open topped transporters for this sort of rubbish. Does anyone know differently, or perhaps have any idea where this rubbish comes from?

Annoyingly LDC state that it hard to clear up the rubbish as due to health and safety they have to close the road to do it. What stupidity is this? All the rubbish alongside the A26 is at least three metres from the carriageway, caught in hedge, fences and trees!
On 29 Feb 2016 at 4:10pm Chris wrote:
I have been in touch with our MP and with LDC over the past few months trying to get all this rubbish cleared away. LDC won't do it as it is a H&S problem, I too pointed out that most of the waste is behind the barrier. LDC say that their staffs welfare is a priority for them, as usual they have little regard for the people who pay for them.
On 29 Feb 2016 at 5:16pm Mavis wrote:
I assumed anyone picking litter on this stretch was doing their community service !!
On 29 Feb 2016 at 7:33pm Sussex Jim wrote:
The people responsible for litter on the highway are the parents who did not bring their offspring up properly.
On 29 Feb 2016 at 9:20pm Gary wrote:
Just to add my peace to the pie I think this rubbish is a real blight. I would say that the rubbish itself is a H&S problem not the matter of cleaning it up!
Kind regards,
On 29 Feb 2016 at 10:54pm Dingbat wrote:
Sussex Jim, your stupidity never ceases to amaze. Read the first post or just open your eyes when you are driving on the A26 or 27. This is not the sort of litter that is thrown out of cars.the rd Almost all of it consists of large, light items, much more likely to have blown off the top of open top refuse vehicles.
On 29 Feb 2016 at 11:14pm IMEYOU wrote:
If need be, Just shut the road for an hour or so during a quiet period. That way, The LDC hit squad can clean their side of the barrier and the ESCC hit squad can clean their side . . . Simples or is it!
On 1 Mar 2016 at 10:40am Swivel Eyes wrote:
I blame the EU and the immigrants.
On 1 Mar 2016 at 9:34pm Nigel wrote:
Swivel eyes, you just could be right. More people = more litter !!
On 3 Mar 2016 at 3:01pm The Twister wrote:
Who's responsible? The selfish half wits that voted in this Tory Government and the inevitable cuts in local services. That's who!
On 3 Mar 2016 at 7:29pm Jane wrote:
Hit the nail on the head Twister, wish other people would blame Central Gov rather than thinking local government have the the resources - they don't. All their money is going into Adult Social Care and Children in Care (those taken away from people who drop litter).
On 12 Mar 2016 at 9:58pm Stuart wrote:
As you follow the A26 from beddingham to newhaven appears to be very very bad for rubbish. The A27 is very bad in various places.
These are main routes to the incinerator in newhaven so fairly obvious which trucks etc are responsible. And which company. I've followed there articulated trucks down the A26 with the net flapping around on the side of the trailer. So not containing the load.
Surely these companies should be held responsible and made to clear it. At there expense. Not our taxes.
Welcome to England's green and plesent land.....................what a joke !!!!
It's disgusting how filthy our countryside has become along major routes. Have a look, if you can whilst avoiding pot holes !!!!!! Another story....................lol lol.

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