Visitors to Wirral’s beaches, parks and coastal areas are being encouraged to respect, protect and enjoy the environment this bank holiday weekend.
With the reopening of the hospitality sector and the expected good weather, an influx of visitors are expected at hotspots this weekend and in response to this, the council is providing additional resources to help keep areas tidy. This will include extra bins, crews emptying bins more frequently and extra staff with litter pickers who will be patrolling throughout the weekend. There is also an environmental officer monitoring the coastal areas over the weekend and on bank holiday Monday, supported by members of the Waste and Recycling Team.
Even with the extra resources put in place by the council, large numbers of people visiting can still mean bins get full. Visitors are asked that if the first bin they come across is full, to look for another or take their rubbish home to recycle where possible. While leaving waste at the side of a bin can feel like a responsible thing to do, any litter that’s left can easily be blown into the sea, or across our open spaces, damaging our local environment.
People are also being reminded that Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are in effect at West Kirby beach/ Caldy beach and Cubbins Green and at New Brighton. The PSPOs were brought in last September for two years and follow significant numbers of complaints about anti-social behaviour in these locations. The PSPOs will help authorities tackle groups acting in an intimidating manner, alcohol misuse, littering as well as other offences including criminal damage and violence.
For full details of the conditions of the PSPOs, visit wirral.gov.uk/pspo.