This letter regards the lack of cleanup on White Rock beach.
I walk the beach every day and see the lack of respect by local people about their litter that is left on the beach. After the July 1 fireworks, it became evident that only two people regularly pick up the trash left by a small handful of people: me and a 75-year-old man who does this every day. Neither of us are on the city payroll.
After the fireworks, I personally picked up 20 bags of garbage. The old man, not as able-bodied, picked up at least 40 bags.
Something needs to be done, whether it is enforcement – which is not working because people only receive warnings about drinking and having fires late at night, which is where most of this trash comes from – or city council needs to have a crew of people responsible for cleaning the beach.
This would never happen in Vancouver, so why is it OK here in White Rock? Me, I am far from OK with it, as homeless people are also living down there and contributing to the mess.
Please help with this problem.
Lee Lewis, White Rock