MP ‘dismayed’ by reports of littering and anti-social behaviour at Littlehampton and Bognor beaches

The MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton is urging visitors to respect the community and keep our beaches safe and clean.
Piles of rubbish left next to bins in LittlehamptonPiles of rubbish left next to bins in Littlehampton
Piles of rubbish left next to bins in Littlehampton

Nick Gibb said he was ‘dismayed about the reports of littering and anti-social behaviour on our beaches’ as the hot weather drew ‘large numbers of visitors’ to Sussex last week.

He said: “Visitors to Bognor and Littlehampton beaches are always welcome but they must abide by the social distancing guidelines, ensure they park in designated car parks and take their litter home with them.

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“To our visitors I would say, please respect the local community and help keep our beaches clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.”

A spokesman said some visitors and residents chose to leave their rubbish behind after visiting the beach, creating ‘a huge problem’ for the council.

Councillor Amanda Worne, chairman of Arun District Council, said: “It’s really sad that some people expect others to take responsibility for their litter, we should all be responsible for our own litter and be proud of the beautiful area we live in.

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“We need to educate people to clear their own litter up and if need be, to take it home and dispose of it sensibly there.”

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