Mystery of the mower on the beach

How did that get here?
How did that get here?

Lewes District Council staff are well used to clearing away litter and unwanted refuse as they strive to keep the district pristine for residents and visitors.

But they encountered a first over the weekend.

As part of the council’s extra weekend collection service to Seaford seafront to keep it sparkling during the summer they arrived on Sunday (July 17) to empty litter bins and carry out additional litter picking as usual. They were rather bemused to find a lawn mower had been placed on the beach.

Scot Reid, Head of Customer Services at the council, said, “We’re not sure when the lawn mower was left on the beach, but we are happy to reunite it with its owner if they make contact with us.”

The council is making a concerted effort to tackle the issue of litter on the seafront and overflowing litter bins. With the introduction of additional collection services until the end of September and increased litter picking the council is confident that this extra service will help keep the area clean and tidy for all to enjoy.

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