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Courts can help to clear litter

I am appalled by the volume of roadside litter deposited by mindless people and HGV drivers in particular. I daily use the A2 London/Dover Road and have to view the disgusting volume of roadside litter. What a dreadful example to set before those drivers entering/leaving the UK via the Channel ports and rail terminals. Over the past week or so …

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Litter is a massive problem in region

I AM aware that there have been articles and letters recently about the clearing up of dog mess and totally agree that dog owners should act responsibly and clear up after their pet. Do the same people who complain about the dogs take their litter home with them? I am a dog walker and make sure I clear up after …

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Litter event highlights the blight… and the cost

Getting to the core of the problem… Comments (0) PEOPLE dressed up as an empty fizzy-drink can and an apple core were among the sights in Herne Bay during an event to highlight the issue of litter. Put together by the city council and Serco, it was held in Wimereux Gardens to demonstrate the amount of litter that is picked up …

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Litter shame on our streets

Almost 90 tons of litter is picked up off the streets and parks in the Canterbury district every month. It lands the city council with an annual bill of £1.5m and takes 10,000 man hours to clean up. The alarming statistics were illustrated this week in the city centre with a huge pile of rubbish collected over just one weekend …

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Litter pick on the Downs

The nice people of the East Cliff Neighbourhood Panel are organising a litter pick on the Downs this Saturday 23rd Feb. Starting from the Herne Bay Sailing Club at 10am, this litter pick will be concentrating on the eastern end of the Downs, from Canterbury Road as far as the Hundred Steps at the end of Sea View Road. If …

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QE2 Coastal Park in Herne Bay

Question asked at HBAMP on 3 January 2012

Phil Rose:

I am very concerned that Members are mistakenly believing that the ongoing village green application requires that a number of activities on and around the Downs at Herne Bay must be deferred until the outcome of the application is known. None of the Items in the QE2 Coastal Park Action Plan that are being deferred pending the outcome of the village green application actually need to be deferred for that reason.

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Message in a Bottle at Reculver

Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong, and their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle. With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine …

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Message in a Bottle

Local litter action group ‘Shore’ is a load of Rubbish! is still going strong. Their project for 2011 is Message in a Bottle. With the help of two local schools (Westmeads Whitstable and St Stephens Canterbury) they are constructing a full-sized beach hut from recycled materials, including 2 litre plastic bottles filled with beachcombed litter and facts about marine litter. …

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What we found on the Litter Pick

Our recent litter pick was very impressive. Many, many thanks to all of you who came along. In less than a couple of hours, we collected eight sacks of rubbish from the eastern end of the Downs, including a few surprises like an arrow (!), a chunk of kitchen sink, a ping pong bat, and a very unattractive pair of …

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Litter Pick on Saturday

This coming Saturday (28th) we'll be litter picking on the Downs in Herne Bay. Meet at 10am at the car park at the eastern end of Reculver Drive. Bags, gloves and magic picking-up sticks will be provided. If it's blazing hot, bring some water and some sun lotion. If it's pouring with rain, stay at home and hang on until the next litter pick!

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