Car stuck between boulders at Surrey beach highlights public usage concerns

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      British Columbia may be slowly reopening as COVID-19 immunizations advance but as risks, restrictions, and closures still remain present, many people continue to turn to the outdoors for socializing and recreation.

      However, some issues about the usage of outdoor spaces in Surrey have arisen, particularly around one of the city's most popular locations.

      Surrey RCMP stated today (June 11) that residents near Crescent Beach have raised concerns or made complaints about fires on the beach, unsafe driving in the neighbourhood, and noise from late-night parties.

      Under city bylaws, campfires aren’t allowed at Crescent Beach, and could result in a $200 fine.

      In addition, the Blackie Spit parking lot closes at 10 p.m. and will be locked.

      Surrey RCMP stated that last week, a driver attempted to retrieve his car after hours by driving it through a pedestrian walkway. However, the vehicle wound up being stuck between two boulders.

      On June 3, officers conducted targeted traffic enforcement, which entailed 300 vehicle checks and 20 violation tickets being issued. In addition, officers arrested two individuals for weapons offences.

      Surrey RCMP stated that it will be conducting pro-active patrols in the Crescent Beach area throughout the summer.