We went towards the cockle ponds, as we were walking along the side of the pond, we looked down, the water was surprisingly clear easy to see the bottom. Sadly, the first thing we saw was a dead crab. As we walked. Along the side of the pond, it was really disappointing to see the amount of the detritus that people had thrown in to the pond.
To me this shows a complete lack of respect, and disregard for the environment. There were pieces of matting, beer cans, tins. Other rubbish. It was really quite distressing to see. Why would people do this? Laziness seems too simplistic an explanation. Things like throwing trollies in to the ponds, and pieces of rubber matting that are not accidental throwing away.
I do have to say that Gosport Street Scene are pretty good. Several times I’ve told them about shopping trollies abandoned or thrown into the cockle ponds and they do respond. It may take them a little time but it does get done. The Gosport street cleaners are always on the go. Sometimes though, they fight a losing battle.