Res­i­dents’ fury af­ter lit­ter left across sands

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page - BY KATE LALLY kate.lally@reach­plc.com @kate­lal­lyx

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

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