More than 3,000 people have signed a petition demanding more toilets along the beachfront of Cleethorpes, amid growing outrage in the seaside town. A local campaigner, Danny Rising, who started the petition, is warning that the lack of toilet facilities is “putting people off” from staying in the resort town. There are just three working toilets across four miles of the seafront.
The petition was launched after “chaos” erupted during an influx of visitors to the east coast resort for the Armed Forces weekend in June.
Mr Rising told the BBC: “I personally saw people urinating on the beach, and worse. It’s not acceptable.
“But people weren’t given any choice.
“It is keeping people away, it certainly is.”
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In the report, the BBC Look North reporter walked seven minutes to the nearest toilet from the beach only to find out it was closed for maintenance.
The reporter said that the next closest toilet is 15 minutes walk away – 22 minutes from her original starting point.
According to the petition, the number of toilet facilities in the resort had dropped from seven to four over the past 15 years, and one of those is currently closed for maintenance work.
Mr Rising warned that it was hurting the local economy because “people don’t stay if they can’t find a toilet”.