It may have been the hottest day of the year so far but Brighton beach did not look how you would expect it to on a sunny day in June.
Temperatures in the city soared to 26C yesterday – but despite the sudden heat wave beach-goers kept their distance.
What?!? Not go to the beach on maybe the only nice day we’ll have this year? Why on earth no…
Sheila Belfitt, 85, regularly visits Brighton and has come down with her sister for a week-long holiday.
She said she was shocked by the state of the beach.
Mrs Belfitt added: “It has been very smelly today. We were walking along the promenade and it was so dirty.
“There was rubbish flying all over the place and bottles – we had a job trying to find a place to sit down there were so many bottles.”
GMB union bosses will meet with their members tonight to discuss the bin strike saga in Brighton and Hove.
Mark Turner, Hove branch secretary for the GMB, told The Argus this evening (Thursday June 20) that he was set to meet with Cityclean workers tonight.
Mr Turner refused to confirm if the GMB had come to a satisfactory agreement with Brighton and Hove City Council over pay negotiations, but said a full statement would be released on Friday morning.
If tourist stay away, where does Mr Turner think the money will come from to pay his members?