Council urge Cleethorpes visitors to “look after” resort this bank holiday weekend
North East Lincolnshire Council are urging members of the public to “respect” Cleethorpes this bank holiday weekend, with many visitors likely to flock to the seaside resort.
The council has issued a reminder to “look after” the beach, with enforcement officers fining people who drop litter, don’t pick up after their dog or walk their dog on the main beach.
They have also described the North East Lincolnshire coastline as being “internationally important” for migrating birds.
A spokesperson said: “If you are visiting Cleethorpes this bank holiday weekend, please respect the resort’s unique environment. North East Lincolnshire’s coastline is internationally important for wading birds and everyone can help look after it.
“Cleethorpes sits on the banks of the Humber Estuary, one of the UK’s greatest wetlands. Every year, 90-million birds fly along the East Atlantic Flyway, a super-highway that follows the coastlines from the Arctic, through Europe and into Africa.
“The rich feeding grounds found in Cleethorpes and the Humber Estuary act like a motorway service station by providing a rest stop for the migrating birds. Some pass through on their way to other places whereas others stay for the winter.
“North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing and resort teams work hard to maintain Cleethorpes beach and keep it as clean of possible for everyone to enjoy.
“A daily clean of the beach starts at 6am with the street cleansing team and takes place from Wonderland in the north, right through to Pleasure Island in the south of the resort, making sure all bins are emptied and picking up litter during the day.
“The beach is also raked daily to prevent litter being drawn back into the Humber. If it is too busy to continue raking, staff will park up and litter pick instead.
“Enforcement officers patrol the resort daily and will fine people for dropping litter, not picking up after their dogs or walking their dogs on the main beach.”
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “You come to Cleethorpes because it’s a great place to be, so help us to keep it that way for everyone, please put your litter in a bin or take it home.
“The resort is a special place and we all have a part to play in looking after it.
“There are scores of bins along the prom, plus Hammy the Haddock on Central Promenade and the stunning new recycling globe installed last week.
“Our staff and enforcement officers working on our behalf are there to keep it looking clean and tidy. They are here to help and have the right to work in a safe environment. We will not tolerate any abuse directed at our staff.”