Oldjohnw wrote:According to the local authority the rubbish was not
perfectly normal. It was almost 10 times normal. I have no other view apart from based on information provided by the LA. If they have it wrong, or are twisting data for reasons of their own, I have no knowledge. I have not, it happens, mentioned the consequence for the spread of the virus: I have limited my comment to quoting local people who might normally have some knowledge about the quantity of rubbish. You disagree with them, which is your privilege, although you have come up with no alternative data.
I will leave this now.
Yes I can see you're arguing for the sake of it .The Council collect 2000 tons of waste a year from the beach, most of that in July/ Aug so perhaps do some calculations. I've lived here for 45 years, rubbish has always been an issue when everyone flocks to the beach, there have been campaigns, slogans , press reports going back generations. You will get ten times more rubbish on the beach when you get ten times more people and this is what happened. Ten times more people on this beach isn't unusual in exceptional weather. Camping on the beach Isn't unusual, parking problems aren't unusual,fights and anti social behaviour aren't unusual, gridlock on the M27 isn't unusual, the queue for Devon actually starts just outside Ferndown, north of Bournemouth, that's not unusual. This isn't a village on the beach, its the drug capital of the UK, one of the busiest resorts in the UK with all of the issues that come with it, including a massive night time economy. Forget the genteel OAP bit and please don't feel so outraged, its a major conurbation with a population bigger than places such as Stoke, Wolverhampton and Leicester.
I appreciate you probably don't exactly live in a tourist hot spot but this is what happens when the sun comes out in a town that gets nearly 7 million visitors a year.
The council are saying 5 tons is normal for a typical June day, I'm not sure why you keep banging on about this as it wasn't a typical June day, it was a heatwave event with a vast number of visitors. Yesterday was a typical June day, cool, breezy with a few sunny intervals, average temperature, a few people on the beach, cyclists pedestrians, a busy promenade. The council probably collected 5 tons of rubbish this morning, along 8 miles of beach.
I'll also leave it here as the thread is about McDonalds. Can I just add that we are appalled by the rubbish every year however the visitor numbers was nothing out of the ordinary, the council simply failed to prepare and deal with it properly for the second time in a month.