pete75 wrote: ossie wrote:
Yes I'm sure Bournemouth gets lots of visitors each year. It's a seaside resort which sets out to attract them. It doesn't, as far as I'm aware, get a pandemic each years. That is the difference.
We had a pandemic when we had similar numbers down the beach a few weeks back. Guess what... nothing happened.(other than the new council throwing a similar hissy fit and blaming everyone but themselves and their inability to deal with crowds)
You tracked and traced all the people there? How do you know nothing happened with the spread of C19?
Firstly the figures speak for themselves. This is one of the safest places in the UK. We also have a population of nearly half a million who live in the conurbation and within ten miles of the beach....guess what, many of those people in the pictures are locals, likewise during the May day bank holiday and plenty of other dates recently.
Secondly my kids and their friends have been down the beach almost daily, weather permitting. During this so called 'major Incident' we contacted them to ask what was happening. They sent a video back showing social distancing on the beach, in the queue for the toilets and the queue for kiosks.
There are drone pictures out there showing plenty of social distancing on the beach even so much as either side of Bournemouth pier.
You can stand on the cliff or the pier and see the exact opposite with a suitably aimed camera and a lens. The beach is eight miles long, its easy for the press to take pics and say its a potential armageddon or crime scene, which it wasn't.
The only crime was the inability of people to take their rubbish home, some inconsiderate parking and a small degree of public order, which usually happens when we have mini heatwaves.
If in two weeks we're all dropping like flies I'll happily pop back and say I was wrong.