Residents’ fury after litter left across sands
BANK Holiday litter louts have been slammed for leaving a “disgusting” mess at Crosby beach.
Many day-trippers flocked to the beach to see the Tall Ships for a final time, before they set sail for Ireland.
Local residents say they visited the beach the following morning to find crisp packets, food packaging, beer bottles and even soiled nappies strewn across the area.
Louisa Farrell said: “It’s disgusting, there’s no need whatsoever. Scruffy and lazy. Take a little bag for your own rubbish, it takes one minute to tidy up after yourself.’’
Elaine Gilbertson added: “So sad. We’ve got a fabulous beach and people don’t respect it.”
Volunteer group Friends of Crosby Beach spent the day clearing the beach, with more than 50 refuse bags having been filled.
Blundell sands councillor Diane Roscoe said: “We welcome visitors to our beautiful coastline, but wish that they would act responsibly and take their rubbish home. Litter, particularly plastic packaging, is a growing environmental disaster.
“Friends of Crosby Beach have picked up 52 bags of litter from the beach in the last two days and Sefton Council Rangers worked tirelessly over the weekend to empty the coastal bins, but everyone now needs to do their part to protect our beaches, oceans and sea-life by choosing biodegradable packaging and disposing of it properly.’’
Local residents are outraged at the mess left on Crosby beach, above and right, over the weekend