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June 27th, 2017.

STC release:

Following the recent spell of hot weather, and with more and more residents and visitors enjoying the seafront, Seaford Town Council is working together with Lewes District Council to tackle litter problems that are a particular cause for concern at this time of the year.

Litter bins along the promenade are emptied twice a day throughout the spring and summer months, generally at 8.00am and 5.00pm, seven days a week. Lewes District Council will increase this to three collections a day when particularly hot weather is forecast, with the aim to keep the area in pristine condition and free from troublesome seagulls that will happily rummage in any rubbish left outside of the bins.

Seaford Town Council has requested everyone to take their litter home with them, especially when existing bins are full. Disposable barbecues must be taken home as they are a fire hazard if left with other rubbish. If you are holding a social gathering on the beach,  ensure the area is left totally clear of litter. Broken glass bottles are an obvious hazard to other beach users, particularly young children.

Two-Minute Beach Clean boards will again be situated at the Martello Kiosk, Frankie’s Beach Café and at The Galley, at Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club, with litter pickers and bags for volunteers who wish to go the extra mile in keeping our beach clean. Please take any litter picked home with you to assist the café managers. 

Craig Williams, Facilities Manager, said: "Seaford Town Council is currently looking into the possibility of installing recycling bins and those suitable to take disposable barbecues along the promenade. In the meantime, we would sincerely appreciate the public’s help in keeping our fantastic seafront in a litter-free state so that everyone can enjoy using it."

Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes it an offence to throw down, drop or otherwise deposit and then leave, litter in any place in the open air.