Tonnes of rubbish washed up on Chesil Beach

Dorset Echo: Tonnes of rubbish washed up on Chesil Beach Tonnes of rubbish washed up on Chesil Beach

DOZENS of people have descended on Chesil beach to scavenge through tonnes of debris washed up after the recent storms.

Driftwood, plastic, ropes, dead birds and even a dead cow have been washed up along miles of the beach.

Several people have also staged an impromptu clean-up today with more to follow over the coming week.

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11:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?
How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -18

11:49am Sat 11 Jan 14

bargain price says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?
They dumped it.........
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?[/p][/quote]They dumped it......... bargain price
  • Score: -8

2:23pm Sat 11 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them.
If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them. David_divenghy2
  • Score: 11

4:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Be nice to see some high end council people there helping out!
Be nice to see some high end council people there helping out! westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

4:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bargain price says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them.
Yea because we all want dead birds and a cow don't we
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them.[/p][/quote]Yea because we all want dead birds and a cow don't we bargain price
  • Score: -12

6:51pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?
Oh, don't tell me you missed it ?? The Echo had six people out there with sets of scales, and youngsters were carrying the flotsam up the beach to be weighed and recorded in a big ledger before shipping it away for recycling. You really SHOULD have been there - it was quite a sight, I'm here to tell you !!
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?[/p][/quote]Oh, don't tell me you missed it ?? The Echo had six people out there with sets of scales, and youngsters were carrying the flotsam up the beach to be weighed and recorded in a big ledger before shipping it away for recycling. You really SHOULD have been there - it was quite a sight, I'm here to tell you !! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 6

7:38pm Sat 11 Jan 14

purple vonny says...

Actually, the good people of Weymouth and Portland cleaned the beach today and it looks lovely now!
Actually, the good people of Weymouth and Portland cleaned the beach today and it looks lovely now! purple vonny
  • Score: 21

8:00pm Sat 11 Jan 14

fastjet says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?
You are a bit of a Dick.Still I expect you enjoy reading the crap you write
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: How does the Echo know the weight of the washed up rubbish?[/p][/quote]You are a bit of a Dick.Still I expect you enjoy reading the crap you write fastjet
  • Score: 15

8:02pm Sat 11 Jan 14

fastjet says...

What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up
What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up fastjet
  • Score: -6

8:09pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bargain price says...

fastjet wrote:
What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up
I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour
[quote][p][bold]fastjet[/bold] wrote: What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up[/p][/quote]I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour bargain price
  • Score: -12

9:23pm Sat 11 Jan 14

dabtv says...

Was the dead cow a Sea Cow?
Was the dead cow a Sea Cow? dabtv
  • Score: 2

11:28pm Sat 11 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

purple vonny wrote:
Actually, the good people of Weymouth and Portland cleaned the beach today and it looks lovely now!
Did the Mayor arrive to help?
[quote][p][bold]purple vonny[/bold] wrote: Actually, the good people of Weymouth and Portland cleaned the beach today and it looks lovely now![/p][/quote]Did the Mayor arrive to help? westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

8:43am Sun 12 Jan 14

purple vonny says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=_9TjNLbmS
VU&feature=youtu.be

I don't think the mayor turned up to help. But a lot of people pitched in and did an amazing job.
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=_9TjNLbmS VU&feature=youtu.be I don't think the mayor turned up to help. But a lot of people pitched in and did an amazing job. purple vonny
  • Score: 12

12:11pm Sun 12 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

fastjet
Thank you for your expression of approbation for my comments.
It was the Echo headline which suggested the weight of the rubbish and I innocently queried how they were able to state firmly that there was more than one tonne of the aforesaid rubbish.
fastjet Thank you for your expression of approbation for my comments. It was the Echo headline which suggested the weight of the rubbish and I innocently queried how they were able to state firmly that there was more than one tonne of the aforesaid rubbish. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -3

12:16pm Sun 12 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

purple vonny
I couldn't make the youtube link work. What was the title of the video - I could do a search for that.
purple vonny I couldn't make the youtube link work. What was the title of the video - I could do a search for that. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -1

12:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

This report centers on People SCAVENGING through the Debris. What they should have reported, was the fact many many people gave up their time to help clean one of Portland's many jewels. They went out of their way to clear all the debris, and if some found small items of driftwood to craft into something, then that would mean less rubbish going to landfill. So NO.... Not Scavengers at all, but local community working as one to benefit the wonderful and unique area in which they live. Well done everyone...you are absolute stars! xx
This report centers on People SCAVENGING through the Debris. What they should have reported, was the fact many many people gave up their time to help clean one of Portland's many jewels. They went out of their way to clear all the debris, and if some found small items of driftwood to craft into something, then that would mean less rubbish going to landfill. So NO.... Not Scavengers at all, but local community working as one to benefit the wonderful and unique area in which they live. Well done everyone...you are absolute stars! xx PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 25

4:04pm Sun 12 Jan 14

acop40 says...

bargain price wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them.
Yea because we all want dead birds and a cow don't we
come on bargain, these are Portlander skanks, all those birds and cow will be curried by now.
[quote][p][bold]bargain price[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: If they are removing it from the beach/sea and re-using it...good for them.[/p][/quote]Yea because we all want dead birds and a cow don't we[/p][/quote]come on bargain, these are Portlander skanks, all those birds and cow will be curried by now. acop40
  • Score: -5

4:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bargain price says...

Lol, remember you said that
Lol, remember you said that bargain price
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

purple vonny says...

Chesil Beach Storming - The Cleanup (Jan.11, 2014) is the name of the You tube film.
And yes, Portlandrover, many people spent all day picking up, bagging up and cleaning up the rubbish on Chesil Beach. The public were fantastic. At 8am I was alone with some black bags and gloves, buy 10am, there were about 30 helpers, by 4pm, the beach was clean, apart from the dead cow. The smell was horrible but the volunteers carried on regardless. There are some very good and kind people in Weymouth and Portland.
Chesil Beach Storming - The Cleanup (Jan.11, 2014) is the name of the You tube film. And yes, Portlandrover, many people spent all day picking up, bagging up and cleaning up the rubbish on Chesil Beach. The public were fantastic. At 8am I was alone with some black bags and gloves, buy 10am, there were about 30 helpers, by 4pm, the beach was clean, apart from the dead cow. The smell was horrible but the volunteers carried on regardless. There are some very good and kind people in Weymouth and Portland. purple vonny
  • Score: 11

9:22pm Sun 12 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

purple vonny, Thanks for the Youtube title
purple vonny, Thanks for the Youtube title IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 1

11:45am Mon 13 Jan 14

sandman223 says...

bargain price wrote:
fastjet wrote: What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up
I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour
I think you WILL find that its you'll NOT your. Simple english
[quote][p][bold]bargain price[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastjet[/bold] wrote: What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up[/p][/quote]I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour[/p][/quote]I think you WILL find that its you'll NOT your. Simple english sandman223
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

purple vonny wrote:
Chesil Beach Storming - The Cleanup (Jan.11, 2014) is the name of the You tube film.
And yes, Portlandrover, many people spent all day picking up, bagging up and cleaning up the rubbish on Chesil Beach. The public were fantastic. At 8am I was alone with some black bags and gloves, buy 10am, there were about 30 helpers, by 4pm, the beach was clean, apart from the dead cow. The smell was horrible but the volunteers carried on regardless. There are some very good and kind people in Weymouth and Portland.
Yes, and I would like to add my thanks to everyone who pitched in, not only on this occasion, but also in past years. Although not widely known (or at least publicised) Chesil Beach is regularly the recipient of this kind of flotsam, particularly at this time of year, and we have to thank all of the volunteers who undertake the clean-up work on a regular basis.
[quote][p][bold]purple vonny[/bold] wrote: Chesil Beach Storming - The Cleanup (Jan.11, 2014) is the name of the You tube film. And yes, Portlandrover, many people spent all day picking up, bagging up and cleaning up the rubbish on Chesil Beach. The public were fantastic. At 8am I was alone with some black bags and gloves, buy 10am, there were about 30 helpers, by 4pm, the beach was clean, apart from the dead cow. The smell was horrible but the volunteers carried on regardless. There are some very good and kind people in Weymouth and Portland.[/p][/quote]Yes, and I would like to add my thanks to everyone who pitched in, not only on this occasion, but also in past years. Although not widely known (or at least publicised) Chesil Beach is regularly the recipient of this kind of flotsam, particularly at this time of year, and we have to thank all of the volunteers who undertake the clean-up work on a regular basis. Bob Goulding
  • Score: 2

8:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

2539 says...

bargain price wrote:
fastjet wrote:
What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up
I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour
*you'll
[quote][p][bold]bargain price[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fastjet[/bold] wrote: What a idiot you are still I expect you enjoy the rubbish hou write. Look at all you negative votes. Grow up[/p][/quote]I think your find everyone is allowed their opinions, it called humour[/p][/quote]*you'll 2539
  • Score: 0

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