Shocking Footage Shows Piles Of Rubbish Left Behind On Blackpool Beach
Grim footage shows the amount of rubbish left behind at Blackpool beach after visitors flocked to the area yesterday.
The snaps and videos have been shared on social media by locals, who have condemned the mess left behind and told visitors to clean up after themselves.
Local resident Steven King shared a video showing plastic bags, empty bottles, takeaway containers and other bits of rubbish in the sea, while some nearby stairs were also left littered with trash.
Sharing the video, he wrote: "People on the packed out beach today - s*** loads of rubbish just left.
"It really upset me to see this after the beautiful day and evening."
Steven then spent more than two hours collecting four bin bags full of rubbish, before telling people to 'love your beach'.
Another annoyed local Charlotte McLaughlin wrote: "Well the first busy day back in Blackpool and look at all the rubbish left behind! Our town was looking so nice too."
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week that people can now spend an unlimited amount of time outside and can also sit out and sunbathe - Brits can also meet up with one person from outside their household as long as they stay two metres apart.
Although people are now free to travel to get their exercise or enjoy outdoor spaces, some local councils are urging people to stay away.
Last week, Blackpool tourism board, which has changed its name from Visit Blackpool to Do Not Visit Blackpool, warned people to stay away.
Posting on Twitter on 16 May, the tourism board wrote: "In light of the alterations to the current lockdown restrictions, we would like people to think twice before setting off to Blackpool for the day.
"It's difficult to ask you not to come here but we feel it's the right thing, and the safest thing, to do at the moment."
A further post last Friday read: "Ahead of this weekend, we would like to encourage our visitors not to drive to Blackpool for a day trip.
"We can't wait for our grand re-opening when you can once again enjoy all that Blackpool has to offer but, for now, please stay local for your exercise if possible."
Featured Image Credit: Steven King
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