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The state of the first quarry!

On 11 Jul 2018 at 7:02pm DogWalker123 wrote:
I went on my morning dog walk this morning into the first quarry after the forest (just past the neville estate) only to find it was filled with rubbish!! Clearly a group of people had gone up for a BBQ and to camp this was obvious by the wine bottles, burger packets and the tent peg bag...
There was masses of beer cans, cereal boxes and general waste all over the middle of the quarry it was left in an absolute state! What makes it worse is that someone had the forethought to bring a bin bag which they had filled and then decided to leave in the bushes to the side, there were also many Sainsburys and Waitrose carrier bags which could have been filled and removed but instead were left littering the area.
I found this so infuriating to find such a mess left behind, I am happy to pick up the odd bit that has been left behind but the sheer quantity of the waste was shocking! I walk my dog up there daily and found it to be unsafe to let him of the lead due to the glass bottles and nos canisters on the floor.
We are so lucky to live near such a beautiful area, but we all need to help keep it that way by cleaning up after ourselves. The mess has arrived within the last two nights, these are someones children, please get them to clean up the mess they have left.
On 11 Jul 2018 at 9:54pm It's gonna be wrote:
a landfill site
On 11 Jul 2018 at 10:48pm Sid wrote:
They train them well at Priory.....
On 12 Jul 2018 at 7:25am Scummer wrote:
They train them well in Landport.
On 12 Jul 2018 at 4:14pm Pitta Licker wrote:
Sadly it happens on Malling Down too. It seems to me that an ever growing number of "the yoof of today" are so divorced from the nature and ecology around them that they have no respect for the beauty of it all and just see it as a playground without regard to the damage they are doing to our fragile habitats. I don't quite understand why they should think it's o.k to leave all their rubbish behind after they've had a "good time?" and then go home to watch David Attenborough's programme about all the plastic ruining our seas and oceans and saying, "oh what a shame" but not equating the two..Perhaps we should try to re-introduce the "nature walks" that I went on when I was at primary school ( in the sixties).
On 12 Jul 2018 at 6:48pm Stephen Watson wrote:
I share your disgust. I assume you are talking about the chalk pit above the Curry Cottage (which was the Chalkpit Inn). It isn't part of the Landport Bottom nature reserve - it's private land but I don't get the impression the owners care much about it. Unfortunately serious littering happens all too often at this place, which is a pity since it has some particularly lovely wild flowers not to mention stunning views. And yes, I agree it's sad that some people who enjoy the place enough to want to party there have no sense of responsibility for looking after it. But that's pretty much how our culture treats the planet, don't you think?
On 14 Jul 2018 at 8:47am Ali R wrote:
It's such a great place, it's a pity that they can't leave it as they found it! They wouldn't go and picnic/camp there if it was covered in litter. Please check with your kids ..... our kids always went there for a jolly after the end of exams years ago, but they brought their rubbish home!
Come on Lewes let's not let one or two individuals ruin a great party site!

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