The campaign has moved to the next level. We have sent a letter to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, asking for Highways England to take over responsibility for cleansing the A27 and oversee all aspects of maintenance, rather than charging overstretched local councils for the privilege of closing the road to do so.

This letter has been supported by councillors and council leaders along the A27: Neil Parkin of Adur, Dr James Walsh of Arun, Nancy Platts of Brighton & Hove, Eileen Lintill of Chichester, Zoe Nicholson of Lewes, and Bob Standley of Wealden. It has also been supported by 4 local Members of Parliament - Stephen Lloyd (MP for Eastbourne), Maria Caulfield (MP for Lewes), Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP got Brighton Kemptown) and Peter Kyle (MP for Hove and Portslade). Many thanks to them all for recognising that the current system doesn’t work).

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4 days ago

A27 Clean Up Campaign

It’s good to see that Lewes District Council have been out litter picking the A26. You can see how many precautions need to be taken, and how difficult it is to litter pick, especially when it often has to be done after dark. Such a shame that it has to be done in the first place, and that more can’t be done to deter littering. Thanks to them and their team for the hard work.

We’ve been corresponding with LDC about the A26 - their work has been hampered by the contractor (not working for them) which has cut the vegetation before litter picking could take place - meaning that large volumes of plastic has been shredded, making it much more difficult to pick up, and making it more likely to get into watercourses, and ultimately probably into the sea. It’s this lack of coordination we would like to see improved.As the A26 is closed overnight for roadworks, our crew have been able to get out on the carriageway for a thorough litter pick – especially the spots we can’t normally get to safely. We’ll be out again overnight tonight, clearing the next stretch! #LessLitterLewes
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1 week ago

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Very true. The government is consulting on a deposit scheme... they work very well in some countries, let’s hope such a scheme is adopted here.#TooExpensiveToLitter ... See MoreSee Less

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