Burnham and Berrow pick up beach awards

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 May 2014

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BEACHES at Burnham and Berrow have both received national awards.

The beaches were recognised by Keep Britain Tidy and each picked up a Seaside Award, with 112 receiving the accolade nationwide.

Formerly the Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide benchmark for the best beaches in the country.

Burnham mayor Martin Cox said: “We have seven miles of golden beach along from the seafront and it is one of the jewels in our crown.

“It’s amazing how many people use it and hopefully we will get even more people coming down now. There are always a lot of activities going on, especially in the summer. This is testament to the people who put a great deal of effort into keeping the beach clear and nice.”

Richard McIlwain, programmes director for the charity Keep Britain Tidy, said: “We know that for many holidaymakers and day-trippers clean, safe beaches, with good water quality and facilities are important factors in deciding which beach to visit.

“The continuing quality of management at these beaches is a real testament to the dedication, hard work and investment that local authorities and other beach managers put in year after year.”

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