BEACH CLEAN ARRANGED TO CLEAR NEEDLES AND EMPTY CANS FROM SANDOWN

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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.

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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.

A 35-year-old man suffered a fractured skull during an incident last Thursday night and Police have been given powers to exclude people from Sandown under anti social behaviour laws.

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.

 

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Mary
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Where does the money come from to buy drugs and cans of beer I worked 35 years and i couldn’t afford to buy cans and what ever they buy they need to be made to earn for what ever they want just unbelievable

Knighton
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Like many in the UK Mary, the biased media especially the BBC will always shout out how little money these people, or immigrant, or anyone lowly receives in money, but rarely tell the full truth of how little these beings need to spend. So nothing is mentioned about how they don’t pay rent, or council tax, or how they get free prescriptions for Methadone, free needles to carelessly or likely deliberately throw around.

We have been so brainwashed by the media to feel pity and oh so sorry for the down and outs, that our vision is now so blinkered, until something like this happens.

Same with many newcomers to the UK. Always those of which there are many, doing good, pushed to the fore by the media, whilst now, the great growing amount doing harm are kept as low key as is feasible.

The courts insist on the ‘truth, the WHOLE truth, and nothing but the truth, sadly the BBC and much other media do not abide by such, thus we are led to believe whatever they ‘wish’ us too, for political or personal reasons.

Hence local news, using your own eyes and ears, is far more likely to give a true representation of what is really occurring.

Geshla
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One would be amazed in my country if the real men of the village didn’t deal with such individuals putting their children and women at such risk. Especially here where the Police are so ineffective and punishments so very weak. A very odd race are the British, happy to risk a fine going out when policeman say no, but when nasty people leave needles to potentially kill their children, they do nothing, this is not normal here in uk now is it. They lucky as would be likely burnt to the death in my land.

Banjo
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And what country is that?

Bert
Bert
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Make the low life clear it up

Jenny
Jenny
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Get the councillors to have them staying with them

Knighton
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Perhaps we could set up mobile homes and place them in the grounds of the chief of police, and the top councillors on the Island, THEN see how long such vile disgusting low life are ‘allowed’ their freedom.

I would suggest placing them in our MP’s garden but he doesn’t live here I understand.

I said leave this filth in the gutter, but the weak, naïve gullible thought I was just horrid, as they listen to a biased BBC always giving ‘one’ decent example of such low lives, rather than showing the majority as they ‘are’. They do the same with all low life beings, freeloading as they come into the UK too. Show a good one, yet keep very quite about the vile growing masses who aren’t.

No small wonder the country is in a growing state of poverty and crime now.

Sadly many of YOU are too brainwashed now to see it how it really is, so it takes something like this, before the penny drops.

Anyone still not understanding YOU take such in, see how well you fare with just ‘being nice’. Good luck.

Banjo
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You need to open your eyes tosh. Not all of these people are freeloaders, some of them are ex service and have probably given more to their country than you ever will. I doubt if you’ve ever been in the firing line or served your country, you should be ashamed of yourself twat.

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
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Get rid of the low life under classes would be better .

Remus
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Don’t make the low life scumbag clean their own mess , someone else can do it . We can’t have them upset can we !

Joe Thompson
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send them on holidays to the mainland

Working Person
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Bend over backwards to help them, really !!!!!!!!! Isle of Wight Council, put them up in a hotel and the cost for that is how much ???? we will never know. Clean up all the dirty needles drug paraphernalia !! how much ?? we will never know. Police time wasted ?? Then we have the poor people who have to go round picking all the crap up, or are the counsellors themselves going to rock up and do it, maybe they should offer up their own spare rooms see how they feel after a few days of antisocial behaviour, needles all the over their lawns and the police turning up to break up a drug and drink fuelled punch up. Then carted off to St Marys where they then become a priority, dismay & disbelief, and then we foot the bill, AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!

Islander
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Absolute scum bags

Jenny
Jenny
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Unbelievable more cost to tax payers to clean the mess up

Original Mark
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Perhaps people don’t trust the councillors – you guys don’t exactly have a good reputation when it comes to listening to the public.

Why not discuss on facebook AND bring things to the attention of councillors? If they do listen and are willing (and able) to take action then the discussions should be positive.

Information will always leak out – trying to suppress it merely breeds rumour and mistrust.

Nelson
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At further cost to us decent taxpayers, of course.
Make the scumbags clean up their disgusting mess!

Not Lily
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This is all very unfortunate but it’s important that with all this going on you still keep perspective and fine decent people for going out in their taxed/insured cars; walking further than 300yards; sunbathing @3 per 100yards or pausing more than two mins.
After all criminalising such law abiding ordinary people who have funds will ensure those fines get paid and then there’s enough money left in the kitty to pay more hotels to house the dross.

Bob D
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Those individuals created this why are they not being made to clear it up ,? But don’t stereo type homeless people most are ok just fallen on hard times through no fault of their own, this current Corona virus and loss of jobs etc in time may well be more homeless.

Frank Peters
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Great!
So, not only do the good people of Sandown have to tolerate groups of people marauding the streets because they do not know how to behave like civilised individuals- NOW we the Isle of Wight Taxpayers have to incur additional costs clearing up after these thoughtless individuals!

Mrs brown
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Put them all down! Disgusting behaviour.

Tim C
Tim C
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How sad is it that it’s come to this.
People like that should have their liberty taken away from them. Wreaking lives, communities and the environment wherever they go.
The council should be held to account for lack of foresight and failure to react.

Phil Stat
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Agree Tim. It really was a dog’s breakfast by the council. Sandown Bay won the BBC’s ‘Best Beach in the UK’ award this time last year, and the Isle of Wight will be in desperate need to ‘kick-start’ tourism after the tragic CV period. This is a sorry episode, and no wonder Councillors are desperate to keep this a local bad news story (unlike the yob in Brighstone kicking a postal van). ‘Held to account’ – is anyone nowadays?

Theresa Davies
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We’re not aloud to say nasty things about them cause we may hurt their feelings! Tough!

Steve
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I dont use facebook but if i did i would not think twice about posting about used drug needles or any other drug related items found laying about or beaches
The council are a waste of time and a waste of money
The only time things might get done is when its made public so please keep posting your finds on social media

Opinions Matter
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Why are these undesirables making such a mess around the area where they are temporarily being housed in a hotel? Are they not grateful they are safe and have a roof over their heads? Us, the tax payer are paying for them to stay in this accomodation and this is how these people show their gratitude, only caring about getting p—-d and high. Wasters.

geezer
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Put the army on the streets fully armed and given powers to deter these idiots.

Gary
Gary
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Sandown won’t b a tourist destination for much longer & won’t b a blue flag beach get rid of them

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