A local councillor has arranged for a beach in Sandown to be cleaned first thing tomorrow morning (Tuesday) in a bid to clear up used needles and empty beer cans.
Residents in Sandown have raised concerns about the risk to public health from drugs paraphernalia and other litter left behind by a group of undesirables currently residing in Sandown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Councillor Paul Brading has confirmed that a professional clean by contractors will take place tomorrow and again on Thursday. However, Cllr Andre has urged people to keep discussions of the developing situation off of Facebook and instead communicate with councillors directly.
The stretch of beach from Eastern Gardens to Sandham Gardens – opposite where undesirables are being housed – will be cleaned to ensure nothing is missed.
As previously reported by Island Echo, trouble has been brewing in the area of Culver Parade over the past week or so as a result of the Isle of Wight Council putting emergency accommodation measures in place utilising local hotels, which would otherwise be empty.
Residents say they have had enough and want to know what is being done to resolve the situation. It’s understood a meeting will be taking place on Wednesday.