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Long Beach clean-up

Christ Church...
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Long Beach clean-up

Just to congratulate all the volunteers with the CYEN (Caribbean Youth Environmental Network) who did such a wonderful job clearing-up Long Beach last weekend. To play our small part we have offered to pay half the commercial rate for a bobcat and truck to remove the final pile of larger waste.

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Good job, and thanks for helping PeachandQuiet!!

Too bad more people didn't clean up after themselves. There seems to be a fair bit of littering in Barbados, and there is not always a garbage bin available to put stuff in.

Last year we often sat under the palm trees at the end of Rockley Beach. There was a lot of litter lying around....plastic bottles, styrofoam containers, plastic bags ect. We bought down green garbage bags and cleaned up the area. If more people did something like this, or cleaned up after themselves, Barbados would be even more beautiful.

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What a good thing for these people to have done and also a thank you P & Q for your efforts.

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Susie, totally agree. Long Beach is a bit of a challenge as Barbados has the longest uninterrupted wind course in the world (longest distance over water without obstruction). Facing South East from Long Beach, the closest landfall is Cape Town (South Africa) - 6,058 miles and that means that all the flotsam and jetsam of the entire South Atlantic ocean and 1,100 miles of the north (Equator) can wash up on its shores.

Another problem is that residents put out their garbage for collection on certain days and then due to Government mismanagement or financial problems the Sanitation trucks don't turn up. The stray dogs then

feed from the bags and the rubbish goes everywhere. But WE need to do more ourselves, for sure.

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PeachandQuiet

That is a very kind gesture. The CYEN does indeed do great work.

Regards

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Sometimes I think I live in the most wonderful place on earth. As if by magic, an unknown person (s) turned up yesterday and cleared the remaining rubbish from Long Beach.

I would like to thank very sincerely the offer made by Teddy Williams (of C O Williams Construction) and also Linda Williams of Apes Hill Club for her help. WE now have the best looking beach on Barbados.

THANK YOU everyone.

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Great news P & Q, wish I could come and inspect the good work!

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that's a great effort.

Perhaps that could become a more frequent event, especially for building communities.

We in the UK should be doing the same for our parks and beaches and roadsides.

Best

Nick

www.beachesofbarbados.com

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