‘Enjoy our beaches safely this summer’ – Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership joint message for 2021

A number of organisations across Sefton are joining forces once again this summer to ensure local communities, and visitors from across the North West, can enjoy Sefton’s coastlines safely as coronavirus restrictions ease further.

The joint action also aims to encourage people to take personal responsibility at the coast. Asking them to plan how they are going to get to the beach, to take all litter home with them and to show respect and kindness to staff, the environment and fellow visitors.

It also sets out the boundaries of what is and isn’t acceptable at the coast to keep everyone safe. Such as that fires and BBQs are not allowed anywhere; that there are water safety risks at the coast so people should follow the advice of lifeguards; and that anti-social behaviour simply isn’t acceptable.

The agencies who make up the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership are making the joint plea and will be sharing important messages covering many of the issues faced on the Sefton coast throughout the school summer holidays.

Members of the partnership include Sefton Council, Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, National Trust Formby, Natural England, the RNLI and other key partners like Merseyrail.

Follow these beach basics for a great day out:

📆Plan ahead & avoid busy times or places if you prefer a quieter day out
🚲Look at other ways of getting to the beach – walk, cycle or use public transport to help reduce your carbon footprint (and avoid traffic jams)
😷Covid-19 hasn’t gone away – give others space & keep hand washing
🅿️Know where to park & do so responsibly (leaving space for fire engines & away from residential areas)
🗑️Take everything home with you (yes that includes your rubbish)
🐶Keep dogs under control & clear up their mess
🍃The whole coastline is a nature haven so respect its plants & wildlife
🔥BBQs & fires are not allowed anywhere at the coast
👣Leave nothing but your footprints
💚Be kind to each other and say hello to our Green Sefton rangers & other partners keeping you safe at the coast!