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Wyre's beaches win Seaside Awards

Rossall point beach clean volunteers Published Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Four beaches in Wyre will be flying flags this summer that distinguish them as among the best in the country.

Ferry Beach and Marine Beach in Fleetwood, and Rossall Beach and Jubilee Beach in Cleveleys have all been awarded Seaside Awards for another year.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK. The flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch.

Mark Billington, Service Director People and Places, at Wyre Council, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this year’s awards that recognise how well-managed and maintained Wyre’s beaches are. They have been achieved with support from many residents who take part in community beach cleans along the coastline on a regular basis. Thank you to all those who continue to help look after our beaches.”

Wyre also has two bathing waters, designated outdoor swimming spots at Cleveleys and Fleetwood, which are both classified as ‘good’ in terms of water quality under tough European cleanliness standards.

Mark Billington added: “This really shows that we have both quality beaches and clean water, making Wyre's coast an attractive and enjoyable place to live and visit.

"Members of the public can play a big part in improving beaches and bathing waters by thinking about what they flush, not dropping litter, joining in beach cleans through the LOVEmyBEACH campaign and always picking up after their dogs.”

The council works closely with other organisations across the North West on a variety of initiatives to improve the quality of beaches and bathing waters, from building new flood defences and sustainable drainage to reducing pollution from sewage systems, agricultural land and surface water outfalls.

The next beach clean at Rossall Point takes place on Thursday 25 May, 10.30am until 12pm from the observation tower. Find out more about getting involved in your local beach care group at lovemybeach.org.

Hear volunteer Ann Richardson talk about why getting involved in beach cleans is good for the environment and good for you:

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