Volunteers help clean up New Brighton Promenade following tidal surge

Wirral Globe: Volunteers help clean up New Brighton Promenade. Volunteers help clean up New Brighton Promenade.

A GROUP of kind-hearted volunteers armed themselves with plastic bags and grabbers this weekend as they helped to clean up New Brighton Promenade after it was hit by severe storms last week.

More than 60 people attended the clean up on Saturday - organised by the New Brighteners – removing 70 bags of rubbish away from the popular spot, which had been strewn with litter and debris following Thursday’s tidal surge.

Paul Roberts, of The New Brighteners, said: “We had a great turnout on Saturday and many returned on Sunday to carry on with the clean up – there was a real sense of community spirit.

“We have been organised clean ups once a month for about four or five years now.

“We’re usually done for winter but we couldn’t just walk past the promenade and leave those tens of thousands of polystyrene cartons and litter just lying there and in the end, we ran out of bags.”

Another clean up will be taking place this Saturday. Anyone who is interested in taking part should meet at the lifeguard station at the bottom of Victoria Road from 10.30am.

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4:00pm Mon 9 Dec 13

WirralAl says...

Well done good effort !
Well done good effort ! WirralAl

4:10pm Mon 9 Dec 13

246800 says...

load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! 246800

6:45pm Mon 9 Dec 13

King Tut says...

@ 246800: Well done for an excellent display of community spirit its not about saving the Council money, its about having pride in where you live. What have you done for your community recently? What a brave keyboard warrior you are!
@ 246800: Well done for an excellent display of community spirit its not about saving the Council money, its about having pride in where you live. What have you done for your community recently? What a brave keyboard warrior you are! King Tut

10:28pm Mon 9 Dec 13

246800 says...

KING TUT.... nobody asked you to comment get a life... you are the keyboard warrior saddo...
KING TUT.... nobody asked you to comment get a life... you are the keyboard warrior saddo... 246800

9:24am Tue 10 Dec 13

Joeblogg85 says...

Good community effort. The Council should encourage them to apply for some of that community funding being given out for equipment and expenses etc. Well done again.
Good community effort. The Council should encourage them to apply for some of that community funding being given out for equipment and expenses etc. Well done again. Joeblogg85

10:44am Tue 10 Dec 13

King Tut says...

@ 246800 LOL how old are you 9? By the way it’s an open forum, if you can't take criticism for what you write then I suggest you don't bother in the future.
@ 246800 LOL how old are you 9? By the way it’s an open forum, if you can't take criticism for what you write then I suggest you don't bother in the future. King Tut

12:33pm Tue 10 Dec 13

fenix uk says...

246800 wrote:
load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice show of community spirit. If everyone was like you - the world would be a poorer place.

You're living in cloud cuckoo land if you think council employees are hanging around just waiting for a 23 year storm surge to spring into action. If they were - imagine how big your bills would be ? The council needs a hand to speed things up. Unless you like living in rubble. Maybe you do.
[quote][p][bold]246800[/bold] wrote: load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Nice show of community spirit. If everyone was like you - the world would be a poorer place. You're living in cloud cuckoo land if you think council employees are hanging around just waiting for a 23 year storm surge to spring into action. If they were - imagine how big your bills would be ? The council needs a hand to speed things up. Unless you like living in rubble. Maybe you do. fenix uk

8:42pm Tue 10 Dec 13

RobbieG says...

246800 wrote:
load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!
The guy at the far right in the blue coat is a local councillor for New Brighton
[quote][p][bold]246800[/bold] wrote: load of saddos, village idiot's comes to mind, that's why the council charge us all hundreds in council tax, while they sit in their offices tapping keys and driving round in their posh cars and big houses, GET THEM LAZY B******S TO CLEAN UP THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]The guy at the far right in the blue coat is a local councillor for New Brighton RobbieG

9:34pm Tue 10 Dec 13

davepeddie says...

@246800 - may I suggest you put your money where your mouth is and come and help this Saturday, 14th, 10.30 by the Lifeguard station end of Victoria Parade. Then you can explain to all of us why you think we are Saddos.
@246800 - may I suggest you put your money where your mouth is and come and help this Saturday, 14th, 10.30 by the Lifeguard station end of Victoria Parade. Then you can explain to all of us why you think we are Saddos. davepeddie

9:18am Wed 11 Dec 13

uncatom says...

246800, you appear typical of the small percentage of the me me me, take,take ,take, society, no doubt one of your comments will be " I pay my taxes I am entitled" etc, not to worry you enjoy the benefits of others community spirit, you pursue your obviously more important leisure time playing on you x box or watching the usual celebrity dross on your TV.
246800, you appear typical of the small percentage of the me me me, take,take ,take, society, no doubt one of your comments will be " I pay my taxes I am entitled" etc, not to worry you enjoy the benefits of others community spirit, you pursue your obviously more important leisure time playing on you x box or watching the usual celebrity dross on your TV. uncatom

12:39pm Wed 11 Dec 13

246800 says...

IT IS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DON'T LIKE IT DON'T READ SIMPLES..........
IT IS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DON'T LIKE IT DON'T READ SIMPLES.......... 246800

1:07pm Wed 11 Dec 13

King Tut says...

246800 wrote:
IT IS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DON'T LIKE IT DON'T READ SIMPLES..........
But yet when I exercised my right to freedom of speech you repsonded with.......

" nobody asked you to comment get a life... you are the keyboard warrior saddo..."

...........So whats it to be? Either we have the right to type what we want on an open forum or we don't, make up your mind.

But while we are all exercising our rights, why don't you answer this. You stated that the council are sitting behined a desk, yet there is a member of the council helping to tidy up (as well as Biffa Contractors and other Council Workers Clearing up), is that not enough for you? What have you done for your community recently, will you be attending on Saturday?....

..... However if you don't like what I am saying, I suggest you don't read it, simples.........
[quote][p][bold]246800[/bold] wrote: IT IS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DON'T LIKE IT DON'T READ SIMPLES..........[/p][/quote]But yet when I exercised my right to freedom of speech you repsonded with....... " nobody asked you to comment get a life... you are the keyboard warrior saddo..." ...........So whats it to be? Either we have the right to type what we want on an open forum or we don't, make up your mind. But while we are all exercising our rights, why don't you answer this. You stated that the council are sitting behined a desk, yet there is a member of the council helping to tidy up (as well as Biffa Contractors and other Council Workers Clearing up), is that not enough for you? What have you done for your community recently, will you be attending on Saturday?.... ..... However if you don't like what I am saying, I suggest you don't read it, simples......... King Tut

1:42pm Wed 11 Dec 13

246800 says...

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT I DIDN'T COMMENT ON YOUR POST, YOU COMMENTED ON MINE SO WHO THE KEYBOARD WARRIOR?

NO I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING I WORK SO DO NOT HAVE TIME TO STAND AROUND...

BUT I WILL SEND MY BROWN WHEELIE BIN FOR YOU...

YES WELL DONE TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER FOR HELPING OUT A GOOD MEMBER BUT DON'T SEE ANY MORE OF THEM HELPING...

WHY SHOULD THE COMMUNITY HELP IT'S NOT THEIR PROBLEM, LET OUR TAXES PAY FOR THE CLEAN UP...

AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS COMMENT AS I STATED BEFORE DON'T READ AND COMMENT "SIMPLES"...........
..
EVERYBODY HAS THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT I DIDN'T COMMENT ON YOUR POST, YOU COMMENTED ON MINE SO WHO THE KEYBOARD WARRIOR? NO I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING I WORK SO DO NOT HAVE TIME TO STAND AROUND... BUT I WILL SEND MY BROWN WHEELIE BIN FOR YOU... YES WELL DONE TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER FOR HELPING OUT A GOOD MEMBER BUT DON'T SEE ANY MORE OF THEM HELPING... WHY SHOULD THE COMMUNITY HELP IT'S NOT THEIR PROBLEM, LET OUR TAXES PAY FOR THE CLEAN UP... AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS COMMENT AS I STATED BEFORE DON'T READ AND COMMENT "SIMPLES"........... .. 246800

1:52pm Wed 11 Dec 13

King Tut says...

Ahh bless, off you pop back to your little world while we in the real world get on with the grown up stuff TTFN.
Ahh bless, off you pop back to your little world while we in the real world get on with the grown up stuff TTFN. King Tut

2:11pm Wed 11 Dec 13

246800 says...

King Tut wrote:
Ahh bless, off you pop back to your little world while we in the real world get on with the grown up stuff TTFN.
AHHHH BLESS YES I PITY YOU, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE A LIFE, YOU CALL THAT THE REAL WORLD AND GROWN UP STUFF?????, AHHH BLESS ASK SANTA FOR A LIFE AND A REALITY CHECK.... DO YOU WANT ME TO MAKE YOU A BUTTY AND A FLASK OF TEA WARM YOUR COCKLES SOLDIER... SIMPLES...
[quote][p][bold]King Tut[/bold] wrote: Ahh bless, off you pop back to your little world while we in the real world get on with the grown up stuff TTFN.[/p][/quote]AHHHH BLESS YES I PITY YOU, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE A LIFE, YOU CALL THAT THE REAL WORLD AND GROWN UP STUFF?????, AHHH BLESS ASK SANTA FOR A LIFE AND A REALITY CHECK.... DO YOU WANT ME TO MAKE YOU A BUTTY AND A FLASK OF TEA WARM YOUR COCKLES SOLDIER... SIMPLES... 246800

3:47pm Wed 11 Dec 13

community1 says...

You really need to behave being personal is not addressing the subject concerned which in my opinion was wonderful to see with so many genuine good hearted people helping out including businesses in Marine Point.
I am looking forward to visiting the cinema and going for a coffee in Marinios this weekend its a great place now with the promise of more development to come including as reported in the press a hovercraft service.
New Brighton is on the way up after the massive input of investment with over 800 local Wirral jobs created to date and its a great success just ask any of the businesses as people vote with their feet and flock to Marine Point
You really need to behave being personal is not addressing the subject concerned which in my opinion was wonderful to see with so many genuine good hearted people helping out including businesses in Marine Point. I am looking forward to visiting the cinema and going for a coffee in Marinios this weekend its a great place now with the promise of more development to come including as reported in the press a hovercraft service. New Brighton is on the way up after the massive input of investment with over 800 local Wirral jobs created to date and its a great success just ask any of the businesses as people vote with their feet and flock to Marine Point community1

11:45am Sat 14 Dec 13

uncatom says...

I got that right then the typical response, "I pay my taxes" "not their problem" and the oft quoted freedom of speech, mostly used by those to excuse their outrageous comments, perhaps you may need to rely on the goodwill and generosity of others one day, a push of your car, a lift to work, a breakdown, you know the type of everyday thing most people do for each other, but hey not my problem, join the AA, nice.
I got that right then the typical response, "I pay my taxes" "not their problem" and the oft quoted freedom of speech, mostly used by those to excuse their outrageous comments, perhaps you may need to rely on the goodwill and generosity of others one day, a push of your car, a lift to work, a breakdown, you know the type of everyday thing most people do for each other, but hey not my problem, join the AA, nice. uncatom

3:34am Sun 15 Dec 13

246800 says...

uncatom wrote:
I got that right then the typical response, "I pay my taxes" "not their problem" and the oft quoted freedom of speech, mostly used by those to excuse their outrageous comments, perhaps you may need to rely on the goodwill and generosity of others one day, a push of your car, a lift to work, a breakdown, you know the type of everyday thing most people do for each other, but hey not my problem, join the AA, nice.
TYPICAL NOSEY PARKER AS YOU CALL PEOPLE LIKE YOU, I HAVE GOT BREAKDOWN THANKS SO I WOULD NOT NEED HELP FROM SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, NOT THAT THAT HAS GOT ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, IF YOU GOT NOTHING DECENT TO SAY I SUGGEST YOU PUT YOUR NOSE AWAY FOR THE DAY, I HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP FOR REAL LIFE THINGS WHICH ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT IN MY OPINION, SO YOU KEEP TO CURTAIN TWITCHING AND IL KEEP TO THE REAL WORLD... SIMPLES ...
[quote][p][bold]uncatom[/bold] wrote: I got that right then the typical response, "I pay my taxes" "not their problem" and the oft quoted freedom of speech, mostly used by those to excuse their outrageous comments, perhaps you may need to rely on the goodwill and generosity of others one day, a push of your car, a lift to work, a breakdown, you know the type of everyday thing most people do for each other, but hey not my problem, join the AA, nice.[/p][/quote]TYPICAL NOSEY PARKER AS YOU CALL PEOPLE LIKE YOU, I HAVE GOT BREAKDOWN THANKS SO I WOULD NOT NEED HELP FROM SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, NOT THAT THAT HAS GOT ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, IF YOU GOT NOTHING DECENT TO SAY I SUGGEST YOU PUT YOUR NOSE AWAY FOR THE DAY, I HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP FOR REAL LIFE THINGS WHICH ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT IN MY OPINION, SO YOU KEEP TO CURTAIN TWITCHING AND IL KEEP TO THE REAL WORLD... SIMPLES ... 246800

10:53am Sun 15 Dec 13

uncatom says...

The reference to the car breakdown was a analogy, to maybe enlighten you of how most people assist each other, you know the everyday things people do, pick up a banana skin in case somebody slips on it ( oh I forgot in your world its the councils job) to late when an elderly person slips on it, as to your comment " if you got nothing decent to say" its a bit rich coming from you after the tirade of venom that you directed at the volunteers.
Can I suggest you calm down a bit stop shouting and please give a bit of credit to those that gave their free time to help, thank you.
The reference to the car breakdown was a analogy, to maybe enlighten you of how most people assist each other, you know the everyday things people do, pick up a banana skin in case somebody slips on it ( oh I forgot in your world its the councils job) to late when an elderly person slips on it, as to your comment " if you got nothing decent to say" its a bit rich coming from you after the tirade of venom that you directed at the volunteers. Can I suggest you calm down a bit stop shouting and please give a bit of credit to those that gave their free time to help, thank you. uncatom

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