Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of their prestigious Seaside Awards and Cleethorpes has swept the board with its beaches.
Cleethorpes Central and North Beach, Humberston Fitties and Marine Embankment have all been included in the honours list for beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.
The Seaside Awards are the quality marks for beaches and mean those visiting them can be sure they are clean and safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough bathing water quality standards.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:
The success of the 148 beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by both awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.
When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying an international Blue Flag or Seaside Award, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.
Councillor Matt Patrick, portfolio holder for tourism, said maintaining the Seaside Awards was excellent news for Cleethorpes.
This is great recognition of the hard work and dedication the council departments and others involved put in to making the resort a top-class place to work, stay and play.
The awards recognise beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet the required mandatory standards for water quality.
There’s some really strict criteria for local authorities to achieve these awards, and we’re really pleased that we’ve been able to keep up the high standards for more than 10m visitors that come to the resort each year.
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