BEACH-USERS are being urged to dispose of their litter in bins or take it away with them to prevent seagulls spreading it across the seafront.
The call comes after bags of rubbish were left beside bins over the last few days in the hot weather and the birds pecked them open, scattering around the contents.
Councillor Jay Kramer, the borough council’s lead member for environment and safety, said: “Its really great that summer has finally come to town which means that we can all enjoy time at the beach.
“The good weather over the weekend enabled very high numbers of residents and visitors to enjoy the beaches which in turn generated an increase in rubbish. To ensure that the beach and promenade remain clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy please be mindful of how you dispose of your litter. Where possible place rubbish in the bins along the promenade or, if that’s not possible take it home with you. Disposable barbecues should be cooled with water and disposed of responsibly too.”