A PETITION to have beach huts placed along Crosby beach has been signed by more than 500 people.
The online petition, which has been sent to Sefton Council, claims that the cost could be recuperated by offering them on a rental basis.
Those in favour of the plan also suggest it will be a tourist attraction and they could be used by local charity users and community groups.
Sefton Council are due to discuss the petition at a full council meeting tomorrow (Thursday).
The petition states: “Clearly there is a cost to the council, but case studies from other coastal areas have demonstrated the success in beach huts rental adequately covering if not exceeding outlay costs.
“The huts would add interest and amenity to the Crosby coastal pathway which is vast and has capacity to accommodate them.
“They would need to be kept in good order by tenants but would need the support of the council to deter vandalism.
“It could be a requirement that they are painted in specific tones to maintain the aesthetics of the area or in a specific style.
“This could attract tourism to the area, complementing the existing Anthony Gormley statues but also following in the wake of other Liverpool City Region art events.
“Local schools could also have access to a hut as part of educational initiatives, and it could be a brilliant opportunity to encourage residents to retain their interest for the outdoors and for exercising.”