MORE litter-pickers will be hired as the UK lockdown is lifted.

Brighton and Hove City Council said it would be stepping up cleaning efforts after litter was left on the city’s seafront by beach-goers coaxed to the coast by the hottest day of the year so far.

Cllr Anne Pissaridou, pictured, chairwoman of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “Our seafront cleaning and clearing service is getting back to normal again to ensure our beaches are free from litter and other debris. We’re also employing more staff to increase collections and litter-picking.

“However, we’d like to remind people using the beach to take their litter with them and find a bin to put it in. There are now more than 300 bins along the seafront so there’s no reason for leaving waste on the beach or dumping it beside an already full bin.”

She added: “If, in the unlikely event someone can’t find a bin, I would urge them to take their waste home and place it in their household waste or recycling.”