Breaking News

Man Drowns 'After Trying To Rescue Dog'

Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornish Beaches Pass Basic Water Tests

news_beach.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:52pm 7th November 2013


Life is a beach in Cornwall.

All 82 stretches of sands from Penzance to Bude are passing basic clean water checks.

That is up five percent on last year.

South West Water is pumping twenty million pounds into problem areas like Seaton, ahead of tough new standards in 2015

Mary Liddicoat works at the beach cafe: "It does make a massive difference to the tourist industry round this area. The fact that we can now say that the area is clean and the beaches are safe, it means hopefully it will keep bringing people back to these places.

"We had people last year who came in quite concerned about the fact they weren't sure if the river or the beach were clean enough to swim in so it's absolutely fantastic that this has got the go-ahead."

There is still a warning that there is more work to be done to protect Cornwall's sparkling seas though.

That is because not all would clear the tougher rules coming in.

South West Water says it has already got plans to help at Looe and Seaton.

Spokesman Richard Gilpin is still pleased with the latest report: "This is a significant improvement on last year's results and clearly some of it can be attributed to the better weather this summer because bad weather can adversely affect bathing water quality.

"There's work to do with other organisations. Beaches do still have issues which aren't necessarily South West Water's issue. There is obviously agricultural run-off and some bathing beaches are going to take a lot of joint working to make sure they get to the necessary standard."

2:52pm 7th November 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
dog beach

Call To Overturn Ban On Dogs On Cornish Beaches

Hundreds of people call on Cornwall Council to change the rules that stop pets being taken onto the sand over the summer

porth beach

Man Dies On Cornish Beach

A pensioner has died after being pulled from the water near Newquay

Most read
treluswell

Crash Blocks Busy A39 Near Falmouth

Police say the road near Treluswell roundabout has now re-opened

dennis corbin

Fatal Van Crash Victim Is Named

23 year old Dennis Corbin could not be saved after he fell from the moving vehicle

Top articles

Man Drowns As He Battles To Rescue Dog

Cornwall News: A man has drowned near Tintagel during a family holiday to Cornwall

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Stranded Merchant Navy cadets feared attack from pirates

National News: A Merchant Navy cadet stranded at sea has told how he and his shipmates rigged the deck with razor wire for fear of an attack by pirates.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Showbiz News: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, the National Football League (NFL) has announced.

Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl halftime show

World News: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, the National Football League (NFL) has announced.

Rooney remains England captain under Southgate

Sports News: Wayne Rooney is set to remain as England captain under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate.

Man goes to court over right to 'Mona Lisa' passport smile

Strange News: A Frenchman is fighting to overturn a ban on passport photos which show the person smiling, claiming the rule is keeping people depressed.

Newer article

Cornish Domestic Violence Program Rolled Out

Cornwall News: The government wants to follow Clear's lead by going into schools

Older article

Call For Change in Law After Family Killed

Cornwall News: MP wants action after Cornish schoolboy was bludgeoned to death and his mother killed in a fire by his father

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.