Visitors Leave Piles Of Rubbish After Going To The Beach Yesterday
Angry residents in Bournemouth and Brighton have shared photos on social media showing the mess left behind by visitors.
Photos show empty beer cans, takeaway containers, bottles and even tents covering the sand.
Posting on Twitter, one Bournemouth resident wrote: "The destruction left on the beach from yesterday is shocking, rubbish everywhere, tents and even folding tables left for the clean up crew."
A second fuming local commented on photos showing the mess, to say: "And the downside of living in Bournemouth. Selfish, entitled humans. 'I want to go to the beach, I don't care if others do too, I want to eat, get tanned and then leave my rubbish for someone else'. The ultimate entitled."
In Brighton, a resident uploaded several photos writing: "Went for an early morning walk with our dog. What is wrong with people? Loads of rubbish on the beach everywhere. I feel for the street cleaners. Take your rubbish home or go to the next bin where it isn't full, there's plenty of them".
Yesterday, Tory MP Tobias Ellwood shared a photo showing hundreds of people crammed onto the beach in Bournemouth warning residents to stick to social distancing rules.
Bournemouth Beach Today:- Tobias Ellwood MP (@Tobias_Ellwood) June 24, 2020
Let's not forget the pandemic is far from over.
Rules may be relaxing but restrictions remain in place for a reason.
If they are ignored and the R value rises then tougher lockdown rules will return. Let's stay alert to the dangers of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/hZakDIh21D
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While Liberal Democrat spokesperson Vikki Slade urged people not to visit the area, writing: "Please DO NOT come to Dorset yet.
"We are NOT ready. Hotels, attractions, museums and restaurants are closed. Your visit will be much more enjoyable if you come after July 4 when we will be fully prepared for your visit."
Last month, it was a similar story in Blackpool after residents flocked to the coastline, leaving behind large amounts of rubbish.
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 spent more than two hours collecting four full bin bags of rubbish.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Dorset Devils
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