Warning to beach goers leaving litter as new bins installed on Sunderland seafront and hot weather returns
A warning has been issued to those heading to Sunderland’s beaches today as hot weather returns to the city.
With temperatures expected to soar to around 25C on Friday, August 7, many families will be heading to the beach to enjoy a day in the sun.
Plastic bags, bottles and food containers were among items discarded on the sand when the city enjoyed its last bout of hot weather which led to a major clear up operation by council staff and volunteers.
Urging people to use the new yellow bins placed along the seafront, the council said: “People are already visiting our beaches this morning as it is set to be scorchio, but please remember to be beach safe.
“We've got some lovely new bins on the beach for your rubbish, so please use them.
"Bin, or if the bin is full, take your rubbish home.”
The council is also warning people with any symptoms of Covid-19 to stay home, isolate and get tested.
Beach visitors are asked to social distance at all times and wash or sanitize hands regularly.
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.