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.
Find out more by visiting the newly installed recycling globe on North Promenade.
Street and beach cleaning routine
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.
Here are a few tips to help you care for Cleethorpes this bank holiday weekend:
- Put litter in the bin or take it home. There are more than 60 bins along the promenade and our regular patrols are out. If you litter, you will be fined £100.
- Recycle on the go: Drop your plastic bottles in Hammy the Haddock or the new recycling globe on the North Prom. Use one of the many recycling bins along the promenade. Check you are putting the right things in the right bin.
- Dogs are banned from the beach between Wonderland and Cleethorpes Leisure Centre until September 30. Anyone walking a dog on the beach will be fined £100.
- Look after wildlife: Cleethorpes is an internationally important place for wading birds and other wildlife. Many species of birds make their home in the salt marsh. Please stick to the main footpaths so you don’t disturb them.
- Stay away from the mud. Resort officers are putting up signs daily to warn people to stay away from dangerous areas. Take notice of them!
- Give our workforce space to do their jobs: Be mindful of our street cleansing team as they clean the resort, maintain social distancing and let them get on with their work.
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.”