Lytham St Annes’ locals are becoming exasperated by the lack of understanding and respect of some tourists, with a summer of continuous litter picking. Of course the locals welcome visitors, with many businesses relying on the revenue.

Fylde Council released a checklist for visitors on their Facebook page last night, asking people to respect social distancing guidelines, keep an eye on their kids, and of course… pick up their rubbish. Here is that list:

𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵, 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄:

▪️ Help our residents and emergency services by parking responsibly and be mindful it can often take over an hour until spaces become available in our car parks 🚗 You can now pay for your parking using the Mipermit App 👉

▪️ Respect others and ensure you maintain social distancing 🧍<—>🧍‍♂‍

▪️ Wash your hands 👐 regularly, bring hand sanitiser with you if possible

▪️ Follow instructions and signage at each business, and check ahead before visiting a venue – you may need to book to visit or follow updated guidance.

▪️ Wear a face covering where you’re required to do so 😷

▪️ Take responsibility for your rubbish, take it home or use the large bins provided along the prom and in the car parks. It will make a huge difference in protecting our wildlife and keeping our borough clean 🚮

▪️ Using BBQs and lighting fires along the Fylde coastline is banned. A single spark can quickly cause a lot of damage to the dunes and the important wildlife that live here. Penalties apply❌🔥

▪️ With the increase in visitors the public toilets are expected to be very busy. Cleaners are doing their best to keep on top of this, please be understanding if you have to wait while a facility is being cleaned 🚾

▪️ There is a dog exclusion zone on the amenity section of St Annes beach. This applies to the beach and sand dunes at Lytham St Annes, between the Lifeboat Station slipway to the northern end of North Prom car park, extending seaward to the tideline. Penalties apply❌🐕

▪️ Ensure you always keep a close eye on your family 👀 it only takes a second for them to disappear on a busy beach. It’s important to be #BeBeachSafe 🏖 Know what to do in an emergency on the coast? Call 999 and ask for the coastguard! 📞

We want everyone to enjoy their time visiting us on days like this, but let’s all look after each other and our precious environment and wildlife while we do so. Thank you.