and Berrow beaches win national awards
in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow have today (Wednesday) been handed
sought-after awards by national campaign group Keep Britain Tidy.
Seaside Awards scheme highlights the best beaches across England
that achieve the highest standards of facilities and cleanliness.
District Council, which oversees the beaches, has welcomed news
of the 2015 Seaside Awards.
Chairman, Cllr Peter Downing, will formally receive the award
flag during a ceremony being held today on Burnham seafront.
District Council spokesperson Sam Taylor said: "Sedgemoor
District Council is very proud to have once again received the
Seaside Award for both of the beaches that we manage."
a time when more and more people are choosing to holiday in the
UK, the growth of visitors, alongside residents, enjoying our
delightful and dramatic coastline has highlighted not only the
demand but the continued importance of presenting and retaining
clean, attractive and well-managed beaches."
Seaside Award beaches can often be very different, they are a
symbol of quality which guarantee to residents and visitors that
the beach is one of the best in the country."
District Council would like to take this opportunity to thank
all of the beach team for their excellent work in continuing to
manage the beaches effectively."
cleanliness has been in the spotlight this week after we reported
here that several
residents are unhappy at the levels of litter left after beach
parties in the sand dunes to the north of Burnham lighthouse.
The council is set to embark on a clean-up there.
Britain Tidys Seaside Award scheme celebrates the quality
and diversity of Englands coastline. Formerly called the
Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide standard for
the best beaches across the UK.