Seaton to get extra litter bins

PUBLISHED: 16:47 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:08 15 June 2010

IN last week's letters, the Herald had a number complaining about the state of the bins in Seaton. Councillor Steph Jones has responded with the following: I am writing in response to the letters published in the Midweek Herald last week, accompanied by

IN last week's letters, the Herald had a number complaining about the state of the bins in Seaton.Councillor Steph Jones has responded with the following:"I am writing in response to the letters published in the Midweek Herald last week, accompanied by photos of overflowing litter bins at Seaton.We were already aware of the problem of overflowing bins, which is partly due to the fact that the bins have routinely been emptied in the mornings only at weekends.To solve this initial problem, we have arranged for the bins to be emptied again in the afternoons - which should avert the overflowing problem.We do have litter stations (clusters of several lidded bins) at Seaton along East Walk and by the Spot On kiosk. However, there are none along West Walk or by the West Walk ice cream parlour. We are arranging for another litter station to be sited next to the West Walk ice cream kiosk. In addition to this we are arranging for extra Neopolitan (standard) bins to be installed at key points along the Esplanade.Finally, members of our REACT team will be speaking to seafront businesses to ensure that they are properly disposing of their trade waste. On occasion, some businesses have been seen to fill litter bins in one go with their trade waste. Businesses will be visited, warned and informed about the correct procedure.If the problem persists, they could be served with a cessation notice, which could lead to prosecution if not complied with.We are keen to see improvements in the tidiness of streets in all our towns, which is why our REACT team was formed in the first place."Councillor Steph JonesEDDC Member Champion for Seaton

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