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Fylde remains fabulous thanks to the dedicated volunteers and staff who do a fantastic job to keep the coast clean.

We want people to visit and enjoy our beautiful beaches – we also want to keep them beautiful, but sadly, some of them are not looking great after the long weekend

Our teams are working hard to keep the bins empty, but due to the volume of rubbish, they can become full very quickly.

Help us by taking your rubbish home and disposing of it responsibly.

Deputy Leader and Chairman of Operational Management, Cllr Roger Small said:

“This bank holiday weekend saw record temperatures, record crowds, and sadly record litter. This is just some of the mess left behind by our visitors, that is time-consuming and costly to pick up, soul-destroying for both our staff and the brilliant army of volunteers, and environmentally a pollution hazard, particularly if it is washed out to sea. We have had full strength teams out throughout the holiday period but the mess left behind has taken a huge effort to clean up. I would like to pay tribute both to our staff, and especially to our volunteers for the magnificent efforts put in by all concerned. I would like to stress that at Fylde we welcome visitors but we also would like them to clear up after themselves and either take their rubbish home or deposit it in the many bins we have dotted around for that very purpose. Please help us to keep Fylde clean and tidy for everyone’s enjoyment and to protect our environment.”

Leader of the Council, Cllr Karen Buckley added:

“Fylde Council staff were on red alert over the Bank Holiday weekend ready for the sunshine and the visitors. Bin collections were bolstered as were our teams on patrol, together with our parks and enforcement staff. As tourists flocked to the beach our security team gave out bags to encourage people to take their litter home. Even so, we removed 10 tonnes of litter from the beach and prom alone. The volunteers do a fantastic job and together we strive to keep the coast clean. I know that many visitors will do the right thing and take their litter away with them. There’s no excuse to leave a mess behind after a day out. The beautiful area where we live is for all to enjoy so please respect the environment when you enjoy our fabulous amenities.”

 


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