Anger over bins at seafront spot

PUBLISHED: 09:05 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

RESIDENTS living near Clevedon's seafront have been disturbed by the noise of bottles smashing during the day and night.

RESIDENTS living near Clevedon's seafront have been disturbed by the noise of bottles smashing during the day and night.

Recycling bins owned by North Somerset Council have been moved to the Salthouse Fields car park, creating an eyesore at one of the town's most popular playing fields.

The 15 wheelie bins and larger recycling containers were relocated from the Millcross site over the weekend of January 9-10.

A council spokesman explained this was because the Millcross owner gave the authority less than a week to relocate the bins as part of the sale of the site to NHS North Somerset for a new Clevedon Hospital.

As a result, those people living near to the seafront car park have had to put up with the sound of glass bottles and jars being dropped into the bins.

The area has also been described as a dumping ground for litter as people leave items at the site without putting them in the bins.

Clevedon town councillor Trevor Morgan said: "No one living nearby was consulted before the bins were moved to the car park.

"Now, several problems have occurred and I have received numerous calls, as has the town council office, about them.

"The bins have been put in an area of car park that floods in heavy rain - as a result it seems people are just trying to throw their recycling in the general direction of the bins.

"The whole area has become an eyesore.

"It has become a nuisance and has left some people quite upset."

A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "With such short notice to move the bins, the car park was the only option.

"We are now looking for another location so the residents of Clevedon can carry on recycling.

"The bins include ones for Tetra Paks and plastic, which are quite large, so there would not be any room to move these to the Tesco car park, where there is also a recycling facility.

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