The white bin at the Foot of Bath Street, (which has nothing to do with the Beach Cleaners) should be moved up next to the black wheely bin. It should never have been put beside the Pillar Box - which is now, also used as a rubbish bin.
I last posted a birthday card there in June and was told the envelope arrived with oily/greasy circles on it. I didn't understand that until I noticed the letter box being emptied once when I was walking past. I saw the Postman extracting the mail from the rubbish inside. He was wiping bits of sausage roll and pastry from the envelopes. He cleared the rest of the rubbish out, locked the Pillarbox (!) and drove off. It's a bad idea having an over-flowing bin next to a Pillar Box.
People don't show much respect for the mail nowadays. I don't think beach visitors from a hundred years ago would have stuffed pies and sausage rolls into the Pillar Box.
I had come back to say that other Promenade walkers and neighbours, especially older ladies (people you wouldn't think would be interested in a SurfRaker Beach Cleaning Machine) are having little chats about it. The Lunch Club's are buzzing! They're saying how smart the tractor and machine look when they're going along together and how clean and fluffy the beach looks. I suppose it does look a bit like a newly hoovered carpet. So it's a pity that a small white smelly bin has over-ruled the conversation.