Two Sudbury beaches can fly the Blue Flag

Two Sudbury beaches can fly the Blue Flag

Two Sudbury beaches can fly the Blue Flag

Roker and Seaburn beaches have both secured worldwide Blue Flag status and achieved the Seaside Award, from leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy.

Thanet remains top of the beach leader board in Kent with six of the county's 10 blue flags to its credit, including a new one for Margate main sands.

East Lindsey has retained its Blue Flag status for central beaches in Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.

Mayor Serge Léger said the designation could increase tourist spending in the village
Mayor Serge Léger said the designation could increase tourist spending in the village

It comes as Keep Britain Tidy announced 65 beaches across Britain have been granted the global Blue Flag status and a further 125 were given the UK Seaside Award, Keep Britain Tidy's own distinction for beaches meeting the highest standard for cleanliness and facilities.

The awards also acknowledge that Sandhaven has met the required European Union standards for water quality.

"Blue Flag and Seaside Awards set the standard for our beaches, including the war against the litter and plastic that does so much damage to our marine environment".

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The winners were announced by Keep Wales Tidy on a year which marks the 30th anniversary of the Blue Flag.

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, Coun Amy Wilson added: "The awards are national recognition of our bathing beaches as being among the best in the country, and are testament to the hard work of everyone involved in helping them stay that way".

The Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are aimed at improving the quality of England's coastline and promoting England's best beaches.

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Cefn Sidan in Carmarthenshire was the only site to achieve Blue Flag status when the programme launched in Wales in 1988.

Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: "Blue Flag leads the fight back for the Blue Planet".

Clean beaches are vital to our summer-time economy, they draw huge numbers of visitors every year, supporting our local businesses and helping to maintain and create jobs for local people.

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