We live in one of Cornwall’s nicest towns but summer is hell – National Trust spots are filthy & kids have to tidy it up | The Sun
PARENTS of one of Cornwall’s quaintest towns have moaned that their kids are left cleaning up after tourists every summer.
Bude has a population of just over 9,000 and sees just as many tourists pass through the coastal town during hotter months.
But locals have revealed that they dread the litter that follows holidaymakers to the town's picturesque beaches.
Some have slammed “disgusting” tourists that dump rubbish by the beaches, adding that it’s “always bad this time of year”.
One mum was horrified to find piles of takeaway boxes, plastic wrappers and disused bottles at Northcott Mouth Beach last month.
She called the plastic piles an “awful mess” and said: “If I’d have had bin bags, I would’ve tidied it up.”
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The rubbish ended up being cleared by local children completing their Duke of Edinburgh qualification.
The 14-year-old school kids collected the mess in big bags as they were fearful it would blow into the nearby sea and contribute to pollution.
The story was shared on social media by disgruntled parents and Bude residents.
“Glad it’s been cleared before it gets blown into the sea,” one said. “Well done to all those who helped clean up the mess.
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“And to the people who left it – shame on you.”
Another fumed that the rubbish should be dumped on the home doorstep of the holidaymakers who left it for the teens to pick up.
Some Bude locals revealed they have been campaigning for bins and sea-gull-proof bin bags to be provided in the area, but it has been to no avail.
This is because the beach is owned by the National Trust, meaning the council cannot erect public bins there.
“Unfortunately the beach is owned by the National Trust,” one man said. “So the council doesn’t have the right to put bins there.
“Trust me, I have tried over the years.”
The roads leading up to Northcott Mouth Beach are lined with holiday homes, which some residents fear are the cause of the rubbish piles.
Bude locals similarly moaned that tourists were fighting at the town’s Morrisons petrol station last month.
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