Friday 16 June 2023
Islanders are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the Beach Code, which amongst other things, asks people not to take glass onto the beach.
Recently, there have been a couple of reports of broken glass being found, posing a risk to children, animals and all beach goers, particularly with it being so difficult to see.
People are also asked to take their litter home with them or place it in an appropriate bin. This includes cigarette butts and vapes which have been found on beaches recently.
The Beach Code also includes the following important messages:
- Show respect for all other beach users
- Keep music to a volume which does not disturb other people or wildlife
- Check the time and height of high tide to ensure you can exit the beach
- Enjoy viewing wildlife from a safe distance and do not approach
- For barbeques and contained fires you should follow the safety standards at gov.gg/beachbbq
Andy McCutcheon, Principal Environment Services Officer, said:
"The warm weather we're enjoying is perfect for heading to the beach, but we need to make sure we're considerate in how we act so that it is enjoyable for all of us.
"Reports of glass on the beach is a real concern. Broken glass is a safety hazard anyway, but what makes it even more dangerous on the beach is that we all normally walk around with nothing on our feet, and understandably because you shouldn't expect to find broken glass there! Please take reusable plastic containers instead to avoid risk to yourself or others who will use the beach."