Cleethorpes Beach wins prestigious international Blue Flag award

Cleethorpes beach

Cleethorpes Beach wins prestigious international Blue Flag award

Cleethorpes Beach has won the Blue Flag award, an international award given to beaches considered to be the most “clean and safe” which meet the highest environmental and water quality standards, it was announced yesterday.

Councillor Callum Procter, the Council’s Cabinet member for tourism has said that winning the award will help to attract more tourists to the resort.

He said: “I am delighted with the news that Cleethorpes has once again been given this prestigious award. It reflects the hard work and dedication of staff to maintain consistently high standards.

“The award act as a guarantee to tourists that the beach they are visiting meets international water quality tests and that the facilities are well managed safe and welcoming.

“I would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who has worked hard to help us achieve these awards. So many community groups and council departments contribute, along with the many facilities in and around the resort that make it such a pleasant place to visit.

“One of our aims as council, particularly in the wake of the last year, is to increase visitor numbers to Cleethorpes and this prestigious award can only strengthen this objective.”

What unites all the Blue Flag award winners is knowing that they represent clean and safe beaches and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough international bathing water quality standards.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, we are going to be relying on our country’s beautiful beaches to escape for a much-needed break after all the stresses and strains of the past year.

“Whether it’s camping in Cornwall, renting a cottage in North Yorkshire or simply having a day out at the seaside in Sussex, a fantastic beach is an essential part of a holiday for so many of us.

“Last year, due to the pandemic, we did not have the opportunity to celebrate all the great award-winning beaches around the coast so this year we are delighted to have even more winners than we did in 2019, thanks to the incredible work of the teams around the country that make our beaches clean and safe for us all to enjoy.

“From environmental education for the local community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment to create beaches worthy of these awards.

“As we all plan our 2021 holidays much closer to home, thanks to the Blue Flag and Seaside Award those choosing to holiday at a destination with an award-winning beach can be assured it will be clean and safe and meet the highest standards for water quality and management.”

The awards are administered in England by Keep Britain Tidy and is managed internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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