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155 bags of rubbish collected from A27

A council refuse team from Lewes District Council were out in force last week cleaning up the A27 between Southerham Roundabout and Falmer.


Litter was picked from the central reservation, roadside verges and roundabouts at Southerham and Kingston. 
Working alongside Highways England and A-one+, 155 bags of rubbish were collected over four nights.
Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Waste & Recycling, said:
“I’d like to put on record my gratitude for the work carried out by the waste team.  Working at night in cold and difficult conditions isn’t easy, but they have done a great job.
“My message to motorists, whether driving a car, van, motorcycle or a lorry, is please do more to keep the roads clear of unwanted rubbish.
“Most of the refuse has been thrown from windows or blown out of the back of commercial vehicles, both of which can lead to prosecutions.
“I’m sure drivers would prefer to avoid a fine and have their council tax spent on other things than keeping local roads clean.”  


Published 27 February 2018