"Most dog walkers clean up after their dogs but there are some people who believe that because the beach is "natural" there is no need to pick up after their pets which has led to a large amount of dog mess in this area which is very off putting for residents and visitors alike so we have decided to tackle this problem ourselves by having a volunteer beach tidy day. We are asking dog walkers who use this area to come and clean up on Saturday 28th February from 10:30am to 12:30. We hope that if the area is cleared of litter and dog mess people will get the message that they need to keep it clean by collecting any mess left by their dogs and not dropping litter.
Councillor Sue McGuire said
"Anybody is welcome to join us in this and we hope that by publising the event we will be sending a very clear message to dog walkers from across Southport that they have a responsibility to pick up after their pets."