As the sun continues to shine and lockdown measures have started to ease, Wirral’s beaches have been packed with day-trippers and locals making the most of the weather.
In response, Wirral Council has put out extra bins in the busiest places – with extra facilities and more regular collections in New Brighton and West Kirby. New Brighton councillor Tony Jones said: “It’s great for us to see so many people enjoying themselves in New Brighton.
“After a hard year for so many people, and with travel restrictions still in place, it’s understandable people want to have a good time – and the vast majority are being very responsible.
“But extra people bring extra rubbish, so the council has done a great job of making sure there are extra bins where we need them most – and now we’d ask people to make sure they use them.”
As a lifeboatman of 40 years and chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group, Cllr Jones has spent plenty of time on the beaches. “I’ve been out on the beach each day this week and it’s absolutely glorious,” he said. “We are so lucky to have these beautiful natural resources, so we’d always ask people to keep them looking pristine and follow all the rules, check the tide times and put all their rubbish in the bins provided. It’s a cliche I know, but please leave nothing but footprints.”
Main image credit: Nathan Cowley
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