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VIDEO: Traffic cone among rubbish found beside beach litter plea graffiti

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

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A BEACH in South East Cornwall is covered in rubbish - next to a message to litterbugs scrawled on the rocks.

This afternoon the stretch between Freathy and Whitsand Bay was strewn with plastic bags and containers, pieces of rope, sticks and twigs, traffic cones, shoes, pipes and other debris.

A message has been written on the rocks in what appeared to be white paint, urging people to 'TAKE UR LITTER HOME'.

It is thought the graffiti was left there several years ago - but now debris and litter has built up beside it.

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One passerby, who did not want to be named, told The Herald: "I have been here lots before and I've never seen as much rubbish as this. It must have been washed up by all the storms."

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  • Foldart  |  January 27 2014, 9:09AM

    Take away the flotsam and jetsam and there would be very little left attributable to litter louts. Perhaps the Whitsand residents should start tidying up their own back yard?

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  • The_Reverend  |  January 26 2014, 11:50AM

    You would think the time spent writing that on the rock could have been spent actually cleaning everything up. Irony!

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  • Abaysurf  |  January 25 2014, 6:53PM

    Of course it is stuff brought in by the tide. This happens with EVERY storm. Scary to think how much of this stuff (most of it discarded at sea) is out there if this is all we see on our beaches. If you want to see litter, just come down during the school holidays from April to October. I witness this heartbreaking site every single day down there disposable BBQs, bags of dog poo, beer cans, glass and plastic bottles, nappies, carrier bags all left by ignorant, stupid people who have enjoyed everything the beach has to offer and are much too lazy and thick to take it home. The sign needs repainting this season, not that it'll make a big difference. What do people think? That the council come down to clean the beaches? I'll tell you who cleans it. Local people and volunteers often physically less able than the perpetrators . If you're interested in getting involved in regular community beach cleans, contact Rame Peninsula Beach Care. Alternatively, if you're visiting the beach, please take a bag with you and spend 2 minutes picking up what you can and challenge those you see destroying the environment.

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  • Wyatt___Earp  |  January 25 2014, 4:10PM

    @toby_clubroot i think your right ! Firstly that graffiti has been there at least 5 yrs ! And the rubbish in this pic has quite clearly been washed up ! Its the same kinda trash that was washed up at seaton this past few weeks also !

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  • Toby_Clubroot  |  January 25 2014, 3:23PM

    I got quite excited thinking there was going to be a traffic cone in the picture. Are you sure this isn't just stuff brought in on the tide?

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