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Wyre’s beaches named among the best in the country

Cleveleys beach showing the sand, the sun setting and Mary's shell installation

Beaches in Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Rossall have all received Seaside Awards today, recognising them as some of the best in the country.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of the prestigious Seaside Awards for summer 2022 and Jubilee beach in Cleveleys, Marine and Ferry beaches in Fleetwood and Rossall beach have all received an award.

Councillor Roger Berry, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety at Wyre Council comments, “It’s great news to hear that our beaches have received Seaside Awards once again. We really do have some of the most beautiful beaches and these awards mean that people visiting them can be assured they meet the highest standards. Thank you to all the staff at Wyre Council and our volunteers, local beach care groups and partners who work so hard to keep our beaches clean and safe. From litter picking to informative signage to protecting wildlife, it takes a lot of work all year round to reach the standards needed to fly the Seaside Award flag.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said, “The success of these beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our blue spaces – from beach managers and volunteers to local residents and businesses. The huge commitment needed to maintain marvellous beaches worthy of these awards cannot be underestimated.

“People who visit a beach flying a Seaside Award can be assured the beach will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as international bathing water quality standards.”

The Seaside Awards are aimed at improving the quality of England’s coastline and promoting the country’s best beaches. They are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.

Among the criteria beaches are assessed against are:

  • Safety and services, such as first aid, lifeguards where necessary
  • Environmental information including displaying details about local eco systems
  • Water quality
  • Environmental management, including litter and waste

Read more about Wyre’s beaches, find out what’s on and see how you can help look after them at www.wyre.gov.uk/coast

Published: 13th May 2022