Birmingham’s closest beach has been forced to ban unsupervised teenagers after a minority of youngsters ‘spoilt it for all’.
Bosworth Water Park, near Nuneaton, reopened to sunseekers and families at the start of June as coronavirus lockdown measures began to ease.
But its sandy beach, just 40 minute drive from Birmingham, has been left covered in a ‘sheer volume’ of rubbish during a spate of trouble from ‘visitors under the age of 18’.
The family-friendly park said groups of unaccompanied youngsters had also been flouting the social distancing rules while failing to clear their litter and causing anti-social behaviour.
Now, it has announced new strict rules which will see anyone under the age of 18 removed from the park – unless they’re with an parent of guardian.
From 9am on Saturday morning, August 8 – with temperatures set to reach 27C – the new rules will be in place.
Parents were also warned not to let their children visit unaccompanied as they were told: ‘They will be removed’.
The new restrictions, shared on its Facebook page as a Covid-19 update, read: “Due to the number of unaccompanied persons under the age of 18 entering our park and failing to abide by social distancing regulations, coupled with the sheer volume of litter and anti-social behaviour caused by a minority of these visitors we have made the following decision.
“From 9am tomorrow morning we will not admit any person under the age of 18 without a parent or legal guardian that will accompany them at all times.
“Any person under the age of 18 found to be on our premises and not accompanied will be removed.
“PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO VISIT ON THEIR OWN THEY WILL BE REMOVED.
“We are sorry to have to make this decision but unfortunately a minority of individuals have spoilt this for all.”