Press Releases week beginning 13 May 2019
Oh we do like to be beside the (award-winning) seaside
Charity reveals country's best beaches with announcement of Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for 2019
This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 208 awards to England's very best beaches, including 71 international Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards, with 52 beaches achieving both awards. This includes awards to Hastings Borough Council's beaches at the Marina in St Leonards and Pelham Beach in Hastings.
The Beaches at Marina and Pelham join the country's very best beaches, from popular holiday spots to quiet, more hidden-away spots. What unites them all is knowing that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough international bathing water quality standards. The sea and the seafront at Hastings are loved by locals and visitors. Keeping the beach clean and the bathing water of a high quality is a priority for the council.
Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:
"The success of the 156 beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches - from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.
"When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying an international Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country."
Kevin Boorman, Marketing and Major Projects Manager said,
"We are very grateful for the hard work of our colleagues and partners which has helped us win this prestigious award again. This award demonstrates that the quality of the bathing water and our beach facilities is amongst the best in the country."