The owner of a surfing business has attacked the city council because 30 volunteers cleared broken glass, needles and 100 bags of rubbish from the beach after Pride.Ah, yes. The little shindig in Brighton that Tim Newman covered last week.
Adam Chinery, who runs Brighton Watersports on Kings Road, says the group started the clean-up operation between the two piers at 9am. He claims council cleaners didn’t arrive at this part of the beach until 2.30pm.
“By the time Cityclean got here, the beach was packed with families.
“They turned up at 2.30pm with four people and then two of them went off to lunch.
“Cityclean staff were just reacting to the situation and they weren’t prepared at all.”
“We think about half a tonne of rubbish was swept out to sea at high tide.”And the millenials fret about drinking straws and plastic bags...
A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “I’ve been assured that Cityclean staff were indeed down between the piers clearing up on Sunday morning.
“It’s also true that volunteers and lifeguards were pitching in, and we’re extremely grateful for their efforts.You've 'been assured', eh? By your contractors?
“We had around 200 staff out around the city clearing up and more than 100 metric tonnes of rubbish were collected.
“That’s the equivalent of 10,000 full binbags.”Then why do you let such an event go ahead?
This year’s Pride was viewed by many as the best ever.By whom? The sort of people that leave used needles on the beach?