Published: May 23, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches scoop national awards

Beaches at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow have this week been awarded sought-after awards by national campaign group Keep Britain Tidy.

The Seaside Awards scheme shines a spotlight on beaches across England that achieve the highest standards of facilities and cleanliness.

Sedgemoor District Council, which oversees beaches at Burnham and Berrow, has welcomed the news.

"At a time when more and more people are choosing to holiday at home, the rapid growth of visitors enjoying our delightful and dramatic coastline has highlighted not only the demand but the importance in presenting and retaining clean, attractive and well managed beaches," spokeswoman Claire Faun told

"This award is a symbol of quality which guarantees to visitors that our beaches are among the best in the country."

The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Gill Slocombe, will formally receive the award flag during a ceremony being held today (Thursday) on Burnham beach.

The awards are given by Keep Britain Tidy and 147 have been announced across the UK. Fifty five beaches have won Blue Flags and 113 have picked up the new Seaside Award.

The Seaside Award replaces the Quality Coast Award, which was introduced by Keep Britain Tidy in 2007.


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