Beach drinking area a bad idea
I AM responding to the disturbing article published a few days ago suggesting that having a boozing area at the beach was being considered (“Plan for beach boozing spots”, October 13).
Who thought this was a good idea?
Reasons that it’s a bad idea:
Noise pollution – yes, it is a real thing, and I’m thinking of both human and wildlife that will be disturbed by noise such as loud music, shouting as well as street racing;
Drinking in public is illegal, as far as I know, therefore enough said!
The litter will be made so much worse!
Port Elizabeth and other cities have a litter issue and municipal workers do not always do a fantastic job.
The broken glass alone is a major health hazard to both humans and animals!
Coastal protection – am I not correct in stating that our entire coastline is protected under national and regional law?
Since when is it OK to disturb protected fauna and flora?
Death – the poor life guards are going to be blamed if anyone dies!
Alcohol and swimming are never a good idea even for trained swimmers.
These drunk persons do and will ruin the space for the locals and tourists!
Please tell me I am not the only one who feels this way.
This is one of the worst ideas I have ever seen!
Courtney, Port Elizabeth