South West beach wins national award

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 May 2018

Berrow beach. Picture submitted to iWitness24 by Tatiana Thrush

Berrow beach. Picture submitted to iWitness24 by Tatiana Thrush

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A South West beach has received a national award for the fourth time.

More than 80 volunteers helped clean Berrow beach.More than 80 volunteers helped clean Berrow beach.

Berrow beach has been handed a seaside award by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

It was recognised for meeting ‘the highest standards for cleanliness, attractiveness and beach management’.

The beach was deemed clean and safe and also met the international bathing water quality standards.

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A community group, Friends of Berrow Beach, was set up in March to keep the beach clean, with more than 80 volunteers turning up to its first organised event.

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A spokesman for the group said: “It is fantastic to see our hard worked rewarded in this way.

“It is an exceptional beach with sand dunes, picnic areas, and both lifeguards and beach wardens providing safety cover and advice.

“Hopefully this recognition will attract more people to our area.”

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