celebrates awards for Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches
bosses have celebrated the news that beaches in Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow have this week been awarded awards by the national
campaign group Keep Britain Tidy.
two beaches have been given Seaside Awards in recognition of their
high standards of facilities and cleanliness.
District Council, which manages the beaches, formally received
the award flag during a ceremony held on Thursday, as pictured
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Gill Slocombe, and
Sedgemoor's Resort Manager Graham Newing accepted the flags.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm so pleased for Burnham and
Berrow - we have super beaches here and this award gives visitors
the reassurance that they are coming to excellent beaches."
Tourist Centre Manager Ian Jefferies added: "This award is
great for Burnham and credit must go to Sedgemoor and the local
groups who carry out litter picks to keep our beaches clean. It's
more recognition for our super beaches."
It comes as a brand new EU water directive is set to come into
effect in 2015 which could see Burnham's beach rated as poor when
visitors may be advised not to swim in the sea.
spokeswoman Claire Faun added: "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. This award is a symbol
of quality which guarantees to visitors that our beaches are among
the best in the country."
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.