Scores of motorists have once more been flocking to car parks at a Gower beauty spot during lockdown, sparking a wave of complaints from people living in the area.
Visitors have been accused of failing to follow social distancing after they park up at the sites in Southgate.
There have also been complaints about people not wearing masks and dog poo bins being full to overflowing.
Under the latest rules, people are not supposed to travel except for food shopping, going to work (if you can’t work from home) to attend education, or to care for a vulnerable person, or to take them or yourself to a medical appointment.
Exercise is permitted but this should start and finish at your home, meaning people aren’t generally allowed to drive to a beauty spot and then go for a walk.
One Southgate resident said she was concerned at the situation given the area was under Alert Level 4 rules.
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She said: “It’s madness. There are many residents in these communities who are shielding and also high numbers of key workers.
“Visitors are not respecting the rules or residents, there’s no social distancing, no mask wearing and the car parks are full.
“It’s like a Summer Bank Holiday when it’s dry and even in the rain it’s still busy. People are bringing horse boxes to go riding and surfboards to go surfing.”
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Southgate is the starting point for walks on the Wales Coastal Path offering stunning views, including of Three Cliffs Bay.
Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi said she had received a number of complaints into her office.
She said: “People should be staying local, this message was put out from the summer. We campaigned on this in the first lockdown with the Gower neighbourhood policing team.
“Please when you exercise stay as local as possible, you should not be travelling to beauty spots to exercise.”
Businesses and homeowners were so fed-up of visitors last May in the Pennard area that they put out a joint statement alongside the ward’s community council asking people to stay away.
The groups involved included The Gower Commoners’ Association, Heatherslade Residential Home, Hot Dog Surf Shop, Kittle Bakery, Linkside Stores, Pennard Golf Club, Pennard Stores, Pobbles Food and Crafts, and Southgate County Club.
Wales Online has requested a comment from South Wales Police.
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