As I recently visited this area i will be focusing on Bournemouth beach. Though I'm aware a huge number of the UK's beaches are also under great pressure.
Bournemouth has always been one of the most beautiful beaches in south England. But this year has seen an unbelievable increase in rubbish left on the white sandy beach that we all love to enjoy. With the potential to destroy marine life when it ends up in the sea and any wildlife using the beach, a health and safety risk to members of the public.... not to mention the effect it has on our beautiful scenery, this has to stop!
There's been many excuses and passing the blame including individuals saying it's down to 'foreigners' coming here on holiday, it's the young ones and teenagers, but this is not the case, it is down to everyone who decides to visit our beaches, holiday makers, locals, children, adults etc etc, and this includes those who make the decision to keep walking and ignore what they see.
Let's fight for on the spot fines, more waste and recycling bins, ensuring rubbish bags are readily available,increased beach wardens/ litter pickers and more organised talks and group sessions both in and out of schools/clubs to help increase awareness and knowledge,
bold & bright signage informing visitors of the consequences and the positive effects of picking up and recycling,
This should all certainly be a part of our councils budget.