Parish council near Folkestone urges residents to 'shop' those who drop litter

Contributed by editor on Jun 27, 2020 - 04:00 PM


Sandgate Parish Council is asking people who see any anti-social activity taking place to report it to the police by dialling 101.

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"Now that lock down is being gradually lifted, and the weather continues to be beautiful and sunny, there is obviously the desire to be out on our lovely beach and in our parks," say Sandgate Parish Council.

"However, there are the few that are spoiling this new freedom for the majority, they litter our parks and beach, cause criminal damage to play equipment and totally flout the social distancing rules that still apply.

"It is for that reason that your parish council is asking for your help. We are trying to ensure that Sandgate remains litter free, safe and clean and we are liaising with Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Veolia, the police and Kent Highways, but unfortunately, we can only do so much.

"If you witness any anti-social activity taking place, please dial 101 and directly report it, this way the police are able to get someone to the site, but it also enables them to keep a record of what is happening in areas and target their resources appropriately. Please dial 999 in cases of emergencies as always.

"Can you also please set an example to those few who spoil things for the rest of us and bin your litter, put out barbecues safely (with gallons of sea water for those on the beach), before putting into bins - and of course maintain social distance at all times.

"Thank you for helping all of us at the parish council in keeping Sandgate's parks and award-winning beach, clean, tidy and safe." 

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