March 25, 2019 4.54 pm This story is over 56 months old

Rubbish piles up in ‘disgusting’ Skegness waterway

People are calling for those responsible to clean it up

A “disgusting” pile of rubbish has been pictured in the Skegness waterway.

Local resident Donna Baldwin found the plastic pollution on the morning of Monday, March 25 close to the Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

She posted some pictures of the rubbish on the Skegness, Skegness, Skegness! Facebook page.

The photos prompted a wave of comments from residents which called for the people responsible to clean it up.

Donna told Lincolnshire Reporter: “I think it’s disappointing when the holiday season is about to start.

“No one seems to know who are responsible but they need to be named and shamed.

“Local businesses are trying to up their game, but will have visitors travelling down this eyesore in boat season.”

Some have called the rubbish “disgusting”. Photo: Donna Baldwin

Others commented on the post to say that it was “terrible” and a “bad advert” for the seafront.

Claire Lanman said: “It does need clearing up and I think we all know that. What about prevention in the first place so it’s not the same in a few weeks?”

Noel Eastwell added: “Disgraceful. It’s such a pity that people can’t be persuaded to use the bins.”

East Lindsey District Council is responsible for cleaning up the waterways in Skegness but were not available for comment at the time of writing.

The council have previously said that it would clear the rubbish in the next couple of days.

A local Tesco store has also offered to help with a litter pick later this week.