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Another Weekend Of Littered Beaches

Picture Credit: Joe Kennedy

Another weekend has resulted in islanders coming across rubbish left strewn across some of Jersey's beaches.

Broken glass, beer cans and food waste was found on the beach between First Tower and Millbrook this morning. It appears that a table was dragged from the kiosk with sandbags used to form a fire pit.

Picture Credits: Joe Kennedy

Honorary Police were called to a separate incident on the beach between Le Mares Car Park and Green Island at 11pm on Friday evening, in which four black bags worth of empty bottles, cans and other rubbish was strewn across the foreshore.

The St Saviour voluntary force says 30 to 40 youths were there and left when officers approached.

"Not only was the 2m and number of people associating together rules not adhered to but the environmental impact of the state of the beach on their departure was unacceptable." - St Saviour Honorary Police.

In their eagerness to leave, the group left a number of items behind.

Anyone who knows who these belong to or has any information on who left the mess behind is asked to call the St Saviour Centenier.

These are the latest in a string of incidents, with the most notable seeing the police close off the area near the beach steps at Le Fregate.

There's also been social media posts about rubbish being dumped across the island, including in National Trust beauty spots.

The Household Reuse and Recycling Centre is now back open following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Details on opening times can be found here.

Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis has previously called on islanders 'to be more considerate' when disposing of waste in public areas.

"Our teams are working hard to deliver their normal service, but with increasing demand due to more take-away packaging and more people enjoying the outdoors, we can all do our part by taking any unwanted rubbish home, or to another bin with more capacity.

"We must keep our beautiful Island safe and clean for everyone to enjoy and this means abiding by the law when it comes to disposing of unwanted rubbish."

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