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Protect the UK’s countryside and coast from post-lockdown damage

Submitted by Madeleine Pfaff on Friday 12th February 2021

Published on Thursday 18th March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Saturday 18th September 2021

Current Signatures: 1,832
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Protect the UK’s countryside and coast from post-lockdown damage

Petition Details

The Government should fund nationwide and sustained countryside public behaviour messaging and education including: messaging ahead of the current lockdown ending, an ongoing campaign directed at staycationers, and a sustained education initiative, thus creating a lasting legacy.

Additional Information

Remember the almost daily news headlines and images of how our natural beauty spots were being abused?

The 2020 hit-and-run approach for holidays had a serious, negative effect on the countryside and coastline with mass littering, fly-camping, graffiti and fire being caused by visitors simply unaware of the impact they were having. We earnestly do not want a repeat of this for the upcoming season as delicate environments cannot sustain the level of degradation they received last year.


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