Before and after: Breakers cleanup

The road on Wednesday, Feb. 17. - Photos: George Nowak

The old seaside path that has been a tranquil spot for residents to walk their dogs or observe wildlife had recently become a dumping ground.

Garbage, old furniture, scrap building material and car parts dumped along the road were also attracting rats and cockroaches.

In addition to the garbage problem, illegal excavating is suspected to have taken place throughout, with signs that beach sand is being hauled away. At night, the area has become a popular spot to race motorbikes and play loud music.

The road as it appeared on Sunday, Feb. 28.
The road as it appeared on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Bodden Town MLA and Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports Osbourne Bodden, who was contacted by local residents about the problem, noted that the land is privately owned and the National Roads Authority is looking into the matter.

In the meantime, the Department of Environmental Health took action to clean up the site, with dramatic results.

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