Talacre beach party is cancelled after police said it would be unlawful


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

A BEACH party aimed at attracting thousands of revellers has been cancelled after Police warned the organisers that such an event would unlawful.

 Police and coastal rangers responded to reports of a party on the sand dunes and beach at Talacre in Flintshire being planned for July 5.

North Wales Police visited the organisers and strongly advised them that such an event would be illegal and that they would be held responsible. The organisers have now cancelled the event.

 Mike Taylor Senior Coastal Ranger said; "Talacre Beach is one of Flintshire’s finest family destinations and every year we spend a great deal of time and effort to keep the beach clean. Events such as this result in smashed glass bottles and rubbish on the beach and damaged infrastructure including fences and signs. All this puts local families and visitors at risk.”

 Gronant Dunes, Talacre Warren and the Dee Estuary are sites of Special Scientific Interest.

 Mr Taylor added: “The whole system is internationally protected for its wildlife and the damage from such an event can’t be measured.  We are extremely grateful for the work of North Wales Police and the landowners in dealing with this. "

Sergeant John Williams said; “We will deal positively to reports of any large groups gathering on Talacre beach, which is likely to cause serious upset in the community. This area is a natural habitat for wildlife and the fines involved for damage range up to £20,000.

 “We have powers to seize vehicles and sound equipment and would do so if necessary. We have now been informed by the organisers that the event has been cancelled.”

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