Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches win Quality Coast Awards
and Berrow beaches have this week been awarded Quality Coast Awards
from Keep Britain Tidy.
two local beaches are among 25 in the South West to be recognised
by the environmental charity.
Somerset beaches were named among the region's 27 recipients of
the prestigious Blue Flag, but eight from Dorset made the list.
beach has been awarded a Quality Coast Award for a second time
after the judges assessed its beach warden service plus facilities
such as showers, refreshments, toilets, first-aid facilities and
beach car-parking. Although dogs are not banned on Berrow beach,
the judges noted that dog control measures are in place and wardens
intervene when necessary.
quality of Burnham-On-Sea beach was also praised for its general
cleanliness and safety.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"At a time when more and more people are choosing to holiday
at home, the rapid growth of visitors enjoying our coastline has
highlighted not only the demand but the importance in presenting
and retaining clean, attractive and well managed beaches."
Coast Awards provide a range of benefits, including raising the
profile of local beaches and enhancing their position to attract
funding for development.
The awards were introduced by Keep Britain Tidy in 2007 to recognise
and reward beaches in England that achieve high standards of beach
Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: "Were
absolutely thrilled that England has more Blue Flags this year
and with a total of 142 beaches around England receiving Blue
Flags and Quality Coast Awards."
beaches along our coastline ensure high standards of excellence
for visitors. These high standards are testament to the hard work
carried out by beach managers throughout the year in order to
provide clean and safe beaches for everyone to enjoy, whether
you live on the coast or are a visitor."