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Publication Date:- 2018-05-12
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Beachgoers leave a tidal wave of complaints behind them

THIS year's 1st hot Bank Holiday was spoiled for many residents throughout Merseyside, as thousands headed to the seaside to enjoy the Sun. Sadly, a rather large minority of day trippers resulted in a wave of complaint letters heading in to ourselves and also to the Police and Council. The emergency services were extremely busy after kids were lost, due to parents not paying attention, drivers parking dangerously and in some case blocking emergency services and traffic. A vast amount of litter was dropped on the beaches and even into people's gardens... We took a few photographs of the dangerous and illegal parking that happened on the Coastal Road and on the pavements after shocked residents called us about it. We also have been told as a result of the dangerous parking, hundreds of tickets have been issued, but both Traffic Wardens and Police ran out of tickets, it was so bad. Now questions are being asked what can be done to stop this from happening as the Spring Bank Holiday approaches, on the 28 May 2018. One Formby resident, who is in her 80's and will not put their name down on record said:- "I could not get out of my house to go and visit a relation in Hospital. A driver had parked totally across my drive. Later when they returned, about 7 hours later... They were abusive to me. All I did was asked them why they parked like that and tried to tell them I wanted to go to the Hospital and was met with the words... ''You will, if you keep talking like that to me, by the driver.'' I don't mind people parking and going to the beach, but not across someone's drive so they can't get out... Also why be so abusive?" A local Councillor also said that she had experienced similar abuse and knows of others who have had problems. At St Luke's Church, the band that was playing at the Church's Meeting Room was unable to park up and a member of the Church could not leave after an emergency access gate was parked across. We are contacting Merseyside Police to see what plans will be in place for the next Bank Holiday and we would like to hear from readers about any issues they faced due to the problems caused by the few thoughtless people. . Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com, or send a letter to our Offices...

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