Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Two Rivers Meet, windswept grass and flytipping removed

It was very windy at Musselburgh today! If you look carefully you can see the grass and tree are quite windswept.

Over the sea wall the water was very choppy. You may be able to see in this photo, the browner water of the River Esk (in the foreground) as it joins the bluer water of the Firth of Forth (it's a much more dramatic contrast in real life!).

I was sad to see quite a lot of fly tipping along the John Muir Walkway today. This door looks quite picturesque, but it's still rubbish and if left there would attract more rubbish.

In fact there was a large pile of rubbish bags piled up just near the door. I was just about to take a photo of that, ready to tweet it and call for action, when an East Lothian Council van pulled up and a guy got out and picked up all the bags and put them in the vehicle. When I asked about the door, he said it was too windy today to put that on the top of the car but he would be back as soon as he could to remove that too. It's good to see the local council taking the time to make sure the walkway doesn't become an eyesore.

Co-incidentally, Leithers Don't Litter (a local campaign group in the Leith area of Edinburgh) is carrying out a survey of attitudes to flytipping. You can take part here.

If you see flytipping in the City of Edinburgh, you can report it here. You can report fly tipping in Musselburgh and other areas of East Lothian here.



10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty views. Sad to see trash dumped anywhere! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

sage said...

Glad they are keeping the trails and green spaces clean!

Lowcarb team member said...

It is so annoying to see fly tipping, but it is good to see your local council are taking the time and trouble to make sure the walkway doesn't become an eyesore.

It is getting more windy in my part of the UK Storm Doris is getting nearer I think!

All the best Jan

A Cuban In London said...

Rubbish on trails brings the savage in me (against offenders!). Lovely photos.

Greetings from London.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Fly tipping disgusts me, and the action taken against perpetrators is insufficient. Often because the councils are afriad of the sort of folk the perpetrators are.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I have never heard the term! But it is done here - not often and usually in secluded places because it is pretty well enforced.

Lynn said...

That's a new word for me - flytipping. But I see it around here, too - so sad when people just dump items and wait for someone else to get rid of it.

Love the thought of those two rivers coming together!

Sandy said...

So sad about the trash, but it is something we have here, too. The roadways are much cleaner than they used to be, but the hidden places are not. Have you ever counted the walking trails in your city? It seems like you have endless places to go.

gabriellebryden said...

eek! never heard of flytipping - we just call it illegal dumping in Australia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved the snowdrops in the subsequent post and on this one I learned a new word 'flytipping' (which I'm sorry I had to learn about, but under whatever English word or expression we use it is sadly a problem that happens everywhere.) Glad your city council is on top of it.