An open email I have sent to my local parish council re the litter problem in my village. I need help and am not getting any from the local community! Spring brings more litter! HELP!
We corresponded some last year re the provision of litter bins at the most used bus stops in Pagham Road. At that time, the public finances were unavailable to fund new bins.
Please can it be confirmed if this is still the case? If it is, I was wondering about how feasible it would be to re-site a couple of the current bins?
There is currently one sited at a lightly used bus stop on The Causeway (West of Church Lane roundabout) in an area of low footfall. There are two other bins along the same stretch of road. This bin would be of much more benefit to the community at the Pagham Road bus stop outside Church Farm. This would be really helpful in time for the re-opening of Church Farm (@havenofficial ) in March. There has been very little litter there over the close season, but I encountered masses of it when the site is open (9 months per year now). The bin outside Pagham Cricket Club on Nyetimber Lane would, in my opinion, be better placed at the Pagham Road bus shelter opp Hook Lane as vast amounts of litter are left there.
Although the bin in its’ current location is used somewhat, there is still considerable littering in the immediate vicinity from passing vehicles and football fans throwing litter over the fence from Pagham FC (which is not dealt with by the football club). I am continuing in my clean up of Pagham. It has taken almost daily picks for over a year so far, with the last area being The Sand Dunes, completed today. The privately owned Pagham Beach car park continues to be a massive litter generator, with much of the surrounding areas impacted from wind borne litter from there. A possible solution to some of the problems would be to close the car park at night. I’m not sure why this isn’t done nor whether PPC is in a position to lobby the owners re this?
I look forward to your feedback!
Gerry “The Litterman”
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