OUT IN THE FIELD: Not loving the wheelie bins saga

Wheelie bins can clutter-up the street scene
Wheelie bins can clutter-up the street scene

Love where you live is the slogan on wheelie bins but I must agree with those who say it is fast becoming impossible to love where you live when the pavements and gardens are dotted with the wheeled monstrosities. Sadly, many gardens of properties in Eastbourne aren’t big enough to house not one, not two, but three wheelie bins plus the glass bottle containers so they are left out cluttering up the street scene. And then there is the added problem of people not knowing how to use the aforementioned bins. Last week in Hyde Road somebody had crammed as much rubbish in their bin as they possibly could and failed to close the lid down on it, which resulted in those pesky gulls swooping down, lifting the bags out, pulling them to pieces and leaving detritus all up and down the road. I am not a fan of gulls but this time it’s not the fault of the sky rats. It’s down to people not using their common sense and making sure their bins are secure.

It’s good to hear the Redoubt could soon become a museum encompassing all things about Eastbourne and its history. It may not go down well with some people who want to see every single military cap badge on display, but the fact of the matter is that the Redoubt needs to engage more people and attract larger number of visitors or its future will be in doubt. Without the proposed changes and with the current numbers and therefore income, the future of the Redoubt would unavoidably be uncertain following years of cuts to public services and quite possibly, more on the way.

Eastbourne will remember the lovely Beryl Healy on Monday at 11am at St Mary’s Parish Church in Old Town. Beryl died in a horrible freak car accident earlier this month and a civic service will be held in her memory followed by a private service for her family and close friends. A book of condolence for people to sign has also been opened at the Town Hall in Grove Road.

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