Marks & Spencer volunteers to clean up Weston Shore beach

Store volunteers to clean up city beach

Store volunteers to clean up city beach

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STAFF at a Southampton store will roll up their sleeves to clean a popular beach front.

Employees at Marks & Spencer in WestQuay will descend on Weston Shore next month as part of this year’s Big Beach Clean-up initiative.

The event is hosted in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society and will take place on April 28.

People living in the city are also invited to take part in the litter picking.

The incentive forms part of the high street chain’s M&S Forever Fish campaign, which is funded by profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in its food halls.

Sacha Berendji, director of retail at M&S, said: “Our Big Beach Clean-up 2013 exceeded all expectations and made a significant impact on local communities. This year our beaches and canals, and in turn our marine life, need us and our volunteers more than ever. It’s a fun, outdoor activity and I’m confident we can surpass last year’s litter haul. And, as an incentive, there’s a £5 money-off voucher for every customer that gets involved.” To register your interest, visit mcsuk.org/forevervish.

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5:12pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Poppy22 says...

Nice to see people getting out to do this but it does beg the question why aren't our Councils clearing up the waste? Isn't what we pay Council Tax for?
On a daily basis, we see litter on local roads (small amounts of which we pick up ourselves) and the Council only clear it up if we send in one of their "clean up request" forms - no doubt because they're targeted on dealing with those. The refuse teams walk straight by the litter, though there's no way they can't see it, whereas in the past they'd have taken pride in making sure they picked up any street litter they spotted. Why should residents and local workers have to do our Councils' jobs?
Nice to see people getting out to do this but it does beg the question why aren't our Councils clearing up the waste? Isn't what we pay Council Tax for? On a daily basis, we see litter on local roads (small amounts of which we pick up ourselves) and the Council only clear it up if we send in one of their "clean up request" forms - no doubt because they're targeted on dealing with those. The refuse teams walk straight by the litter, though there's no way they can't see it, whereas in the past they'd have taken pride in making sure they picked up any street litter they spotted. Why should residents and local workers have to do our Councils' jobs? Poppy22
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7:02pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Poppy22 wrote:
Nice to see people getting out to do this but it does beg the question why aren't our Councils clearing up the waste? Isn't what we pay Council Tax for?
On a daily basis, we see litter on local roads (small amounts of which we pick up ourselves) and the Council only clear it up if we send in one of their "clean up request" forms - no doubt because they're targeted on dealing with those. The refuse teams walk straight by the litter, though there's no way they can't see it, whereas in the past they'd have taken pride in making sure they picked up any street litter they spotted. Why should residents and local workers have to do our Councils' jobs?
Why dont you vent your anger at the Scum Bags that chuck it down in the first place.
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Why should my Council Tax be used to wipe some lazy s0ds nose or worse.
[quote][p][bold]Poppy22[/bold] wrote: Nice to see people getting out to do this but it does beg the question why aren't our Councils clearing up the waste? Isn't what we pay Council Tax for? On a daily basis, we see litter on local roads (small amounts of which we pick up ourselves) and the Council only clear it up if we send in one of their "clean up request" forms - no doubt because they're targeted on dealing with those. The refuse teams walk straight by the litter, though there's no way they can't see it, whereas in the past they'd have taken pride in making sure they picked up any street litter they spotted. Why should residents and local workers have to do our Councils' jobs?[/p][/quote]Why dont you vent your anger at the Scum Bags that chuck it down in the first place. . Why should my Council Tax be used to wipe some lazy s0ds nose or worse. Lone Ranger.
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