Britain’s Beaches Littered With Huge Piles Of Rubbish As Temperatures Soar
As temperatures soar, many Brits have been flocking to local beaches to enjoy the sunshine - though it seems many of them have been forgetting to take their rubbish with them, making popular spots an 'absolute state'.
Tourist hotpots like Brighton Beach have been inundated by sun seekers over the past few days, but long after the crowds have packed up to go home, their rubbish has been left behind - despite pleas from local authorities.
Sharing a video of a heap of rubbish lining the beach in Brighton,Twitter user Samantha HornsbyHornsby wrote: "Brighton beach is an absolute state yet again this morning. Walked here as I do every morning to go for a swim and don't even wanna get in the sea."
Another user, Dr Chloë Peacock, also shared photos of the cluttered beach that she'd taken at 8am this morning, saying: "The on the spot fines working well then?! @BrightonHoveCC. Went for a swim at 8am today as this is the only time I feel it's safe for locals before the hoards descend."
The on the spot fines working well then?! :tired_face::pensive: @BrightonHoveCC . Went for a swim at 8am today as this is the only time I feel it's safe for locals before the hoards descend . #brightonbeach #Brighton pic.twitter.com/QrNFyK128y
- Dr Chloë Peacock (@peacockbird) August 8, 2020
She added: "It's very sad. Apart from being lazy and gross it's detrimental to our environment and wildlife."
It's a problem that isn't isolated to Brighton's seafront either, with locals elsewhere also taking to social media to express their frustration.
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Someone in Bournemouth tweeted to say that visitors were 'parking anywhere' and 'leaving hordes of litter that has to be cleaned up', with another resident agreeing: "This is the rubbish dumped on Bournemouth gardens over night - the beaches are far worse!! Well done to the council horrendous clean up!!"
Over in Cleethorpes, rubbish collectors have also had a losing battle on their hands, with mounds of bags containing crisp packets, cans, bottles, coffee cups, takeaway trays and more lining the streets.
Councillor Ron Shepherd said: "We won't tolerate littering on our streets and enforcement officers will give fixed penalty tickets for littering and dog control offences.
"There are more than 800 litter bins in the area, including 50 along Central Promenade in Cleethorpes so there is no excuse to drop litter.
"Littering makes the place look a mess, it's harmful to wildlife and the environment. If a bin is full, take your rubbish home."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter - Samantha Hornsby