It is, of course, the disabled lobby.
Sherrie Fox lives in Hove and relies on an electronic wheelchair to get around due to several long-term health conditions.
The 54-year-old said: “It was a lovely day and everyone was out on the promenade, it was beautiful.
“But half the path was completely blocked with pebbles. So I could not walk along the railings and, because it was busy, I could not even get a look at the sea.
“I live with pain 24/7 and going over pebbles makes this worse.”So stay off that beach!Is a look at the sea worth the pain?
Sherrie said: “The council are probably thinking it will happen again but they have got to think of people like me who want to enjoy the promenade.
“You expect the pebbles to be there the days after a big storm but by the second day you would think there would be an effort to clean it, it’s the council’s duty to keep the place tidy.
“I’m Brightonian and I have seen a whole lot of decline over the years, it’s just not the same any more.”This is a council that can't sweep the rubbish off the streets for weeks, or remove smelly drug addicts sleeping in tents. Why do you think they will deal with pebbles that are going to be deposited the very next day by another storm?
Kieran McDonald encountered similar problems when he tried to visit the beach with his family, including his daughter who has mobility issues.
The police officer said: “If you have a shingle beach then you should have a budget to clear that up after a storm.
“It is not OK to close the beach to less able-bodied people for two weeks.”
He said he had contacted Wish ward councillor Robert Nemeth about the problem.Last word goes to the commenters:
The sad thing is, they probably do expect this. But put up the rates, and they'll scream 'poverty'.