Portsmouth is lovely
It is a vibrant and friendly city with a strong sense of identity. It has a lovely beach and a beautiful common that residents and visitors can enjoy, especially in the summer months. However, over recent years there has been a change in behaviour that results in these lovely areas being left looking like a rubbish tip at the end of every weekend when the sun comes out. Cleaning just Southsea Common on its own costs the Council over £22k every year, money that could be spent more usefully elsewhere.
Nothing ever changes
Every year people complain about the rubbish that is left behind. Every year the council get the blame. Every year the newspapers report how bad it is. But nothing changes.
If we are going to change the current situation then two things need to happen. Firstly, there needs to be a change in behaviour by the people using the beach and the common. Secondly there needs to be an alternative solution to the existing waste management processes.
Make a Difference
Portsmouth is a fantastic city for residents and visitors alike. Our hope is that this campaign will raise awareness and encourage people to respect the Common and take pride in our amazing city. What are you going to do to help?