Britain Tidy raises Seaside Award flag at Berrow beach entrance
campaign group Keep Britain Tidy has officially presented Berrow
beach with a coveted 'Seaside Award' this week.
Britain Tidy awards its prestigious Seaside Awards to the best
beaches around the UK.
District Council, which manages the beach, welcomed the news and
its Chairman, Cllr Ian Dyer, formally received the award flag
during a ceremony on Thursday, pictured here.
council's Resort Manager Graham Newing and beach wardens joined
in the celebration.
spokeswoman Claire Faun said: "At 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
Seaside Award beaches can often be very different, they are a
symbol of quality which guarantees to residents and visitors that
the beach is one of the best in the country."
Burnham's beach is not on the awards list this year, a project
is underway to clean up the beach and sea water following the
introduction of more stringent new EU regulations this year. It
comes after Burnhams popular beach suffered a 'poor' rating
last November due to stricter new EU bathing water quality standards.