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Hunstanton mayor asks visitors to 'share' the seaside

Hunstanton mayor asks visitors to 'share' the seaside

Published by Beth Pridding
9:00am 22nd May 2020.

While west Norfolk’s beaches may well be open, Hunstanton’s mayor wants visitors to obey the rules.

Councillor Tony Bishopp says he wants to welcome visitors, as long as people are social distancing and taking their rubbish home with them. 

The warning comes after swathes of people could be seen on the beach in the town on Wednesday. 

He's asking people to be responsible when visiting. 

He said: 

"Please come to the seaside. But don't expect to come for the day, sit on the beach, put your windbreak up because that is not exercise, that is not socially distancing. 

"If we do have great weather this Bank Holiday weekend, there are going to be an awful lot of people wanting to come to the beach and let's let everybody share it. If there are loads of people, it's not going to be possible because there's not going to be anywhere for them to park and they're not going to be able to social distance. 

"A lot of people have stayed in, have adhered to all the rules and regulations the government have put on us. Please don't think that everything's finished now, because people are still dying."