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Blue Flags Lowered On Three Cornish Beaches

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5:26pm 25th April 2014
(Updated 5:26pm 25th April 2014)

Three Cornish beaches are to be stripped of their blue flags.

The internationally recognised symbol is awarded to stretches of sand that are sparkling clean with good water quality.

But now the council says it can not afford to enter Polzeath, Porthtowan and Gyllyngvase, just as the holiday season starts.

Local businesses are angry, because many use it in their publicity.

Bosses insist the scheme will be replaced with a cheaper alternative.

A spokesperson for County Hall said: "Cornwall Council, like other beach owners, has to pay to apply for Blue Flag status; consequently, we will not be applying for the Blue Flag this season on any of the sites that formerly used to have the award (Gyllyngvase, Porthtowan and Polzeath).  

"We will be replacing the Blue Flag with a Seaside Award on these sites for the forthcoming season.  It is however important to reassure beach users that we will not be reducing standards of service on any of our beaches and will strive, as always, to keep them clean, safe and healthy."

Carbis Bay and Porthmeor, which also boast blue flags, are not affected, because the beaches are privately owned.

5:26pm 25th April 2014

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