Tuesday, 8 November 2011

WALPOLE BAY WATER QUALITY


PICTURE AND COMMENT FROM Cllr CLIVE HART - CLIFTONVILLE WEST.
 
Following a morning ward walk in Cliftonville West on 19th July I contacted TDC with the following communication and attached photograph:
 
'CLIFTONVILLE WEST DUMPING GROUND!
 
Please see attached a picture  of a large pile of seaweed dumped on the slipway at Newgate Gap in Cliftonville (taken today Tuesday 19th July 2011).
 
This is just one very tiny part of a huge mass of seaweed that is being transported from Palm Bay and systematically dumped in the same location.
 
The fact is that this mass dumping of seaweed is simply taking seaweed from Cliftonville East and dumping it in Cliftonville West.
 
Worse still, it is now being placed on an exceptionally narrow beach, directly underneath 66 homes in the Queens Court block of social housing flats (predominantly occupied by elderly residents) that is located less than 10 meters from the cliff top'.
 
Basically, large amounts of seaweed were being moved by TDC from one side of Cliftonville to the other, effectively surrounding the beach and bathing pool at Walpole Bay.
 
Cllr Clive Hart
 

8 comments:

  1. This photo looks as if its waiting for removal after being collected into a single pile for the lorry to collect!

    Remember that we have thousands of tons of seaweed across our beaches at any one time in the peak summer months and we clear where we can and concentrate on keeping our principal, award winning tourist beaches clear. But you know that!

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  2. Here's what I said on BBC Radio Kent

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/p00lc3xp/

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  3. I guess Lizzie won't be taking a dip there on friday!

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  4. Sorry Dr M - you're absolutely wrong again. The picture was the first of 2 piles that morning dumped there under TDC orders and left for the tide to come in. I personally witnessed this a couple of hours later. When the tide went out again a wider, flatter pile was left strewn across the slipway.

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  5. So the firmly established principal now is " concentrate on keeping our principal, award winning tourist beaches clear." and to hell with the locals who use the other beaches! Locals who actually pay to have it cleared.

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  6. Cllr Harrison once again shows his enviable grasp of the state of public finances!

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  7. Cliftonville obviously isn't just a dumping area for bad residents by TDC.

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  8. Strange as to why they should do that,in the past seaweed off the strandline is taken to the end of a gulley on the low water mark where it breaks down naturaly.

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