Weston's beach wins award

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 May 2011

The area between the Grand Pier and Royal Sands is now off limits to dogs until after September 1

The area between the Grand Pier and Royal Sands is now off limits to dogs until after September 1

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WESTON'S beach has been judged as being of a high standard following the awarding of a Quality Coast Award.

The town’s beach was one of a few in the country to receive the accolade, presented by organisation Keep Britain Tidy.

A Quality Coast Award flag will now be flown on the seafront to tell visitors they are visiting a ‘high-standard’ beach.

The award follows the upgrading of sea defences and promenade by North Somerset Council.

Seafront manager Darren Fairchild said: “We’re really pleased to have received this award.

“The beach here at Weston is great for everyone, from those who use wind-powered craft in our designated wind zone, or the slipway for launching boats, to the main area of the beach which hosts prestigious events such as the sand sculpting festival and T4 on the Beach, which is returning again this year.

“And, of course, the beach is ideal for those wielding bucket and spade, especially during this wonderful spell of sunshine we’ve all been enjoying.”

The Quality Coast Awards were introduced by Keep Britain Tidy in 2007, replacing the previous Seaside Award, with its main focus being on raising standards at the coast.

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