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    Patcham & Hollingbury Councillors Welcome Rubbish News

    April 12, 2016

    Cityclean have advised that Highways England have agreed to them having night time lane closures on the A23 and A27 to pick up all the rubbish on the verges. This will happen on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th April. Litter picking will take place on the A23 between Patcham roundabout and the pillars and on the A27 between Falmer and Southwick tunnel. It will also include all the slip roads.

    Cllr Lee Wares said “this is very welcome news and has been needed for a long time. As a lot of the major roads pass through Patcham Ward, you can imagine the volume of complaints and enquiries we receive. Not only is rubbish extremely unsightly, it can be a significant risk to motorists with debris and rubbish capable of blowing around in the wind. One shudders at the thought of a piece of plastic wrapping across somebody’s windscreen at 70mph”.

    Cllr Carol Theobald added “we have raised this many times in the past and I’ll be delighted once it has all been cleaned up. The litter is not a good advert for the City and whereas we would like this done more frequently, a big clear up before the summer season is excellent. Hopefully Patcham roundabout will be included”.

    Cllr Geoffrey Theobald commented “I commend Cityclean and Highways England for working together on this and arranging the work. Lane closures on major roads are not easy to organise but very necessary to keep our workforce and roads users safe. We know there is a degree of inconvenience to motorists, but at night it should be minimal and I think we would all accept it will be a small price to pay to get the gateway roads to our City litter free”.

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