Brighton Beach awarded blue flags
Two of Brighton’s main beaches have been classified as ‘excellent’ by the Environmental Agency, winning Blue Flags from the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Blue Flags are used to highlight coastal destinations that have achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
This year Keep Britain Tidy is presenting a total of 208 awards to the best beaches, with 71 blue flags.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton has said:
“The success of the 156 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.
Nick Hibbert, the council’s Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture said:
“We’re delighted that our beaches have been endorsed as among the UK’s best. The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of our beach cleaning teams and volunteer groups, our dedicated Seafront Office and Beach Lifeguard Team and our partners at Southern Water who are always looking at methods and measures to improve the water quality along our coastline.”
Finally, Chris Ingall, who is Brighton & Hove’s seafront operations manager added:
“My message to everyone who comes to our lovely beachfront is to please be considerate, use the bins provided, recycle where possible and leave the place tidy for everyone to enjoy!”