Pirate FM News

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

Cornwall's Blue Flag Beaches

BF_beach_2.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:44pm 22nd May 2013
(Updated 2:44pm 22nd May 2013)

Life is a beach in Cornwall.

Five stretches of sand in the Duchy have kept their Blue Flags.

Polzeath, Porthtowan, Gyllyngvase at Falmouth, Carbis Bay and Porthmeor at St Ives are flying the flags in 2013, but Porthminster has been stripped of the coveted status and none of our beaches were given the Seaside Awards.

Across the UK, Keep Britain Tidy awarded 55 Blue Flags, down from 79 in 2012.

The charity says this year's entrants had to meet an even stricter water quality standard to qualify for the coveted, globally recognised award.

Operations Director Richard McIlwain said: "It is fantastic news for everyone who loves visiting the seaside that 147 places will be flying a flag that guarantees the public the best facilities and the cleanest beaches this summer.

"Keep Britain Tidy campaigns to improve the quality of our local environment and we know that communities up and down the country love their beaches and understand what an asset they are for their towns' economies. We also know that cleaner beaches can be a focal point for stronger communities. Holidaymakers and daytrippers want to visit clean, safe beaches and the sight of the Blue Flag or Seaside Award flying gives them the reassurance that they will."

Andy Cummings from St Agnes group Surfers Against Sewage is welcoming tougher standards: "Not only do they support a lot of income, it generates a lot of money for the south-west. It's so important to residents of the south-west as well. We all love our beaches, let's try and make sure we can enjoy them in as cleaner state as possible."

Meantime Pirate FM has learnt more south-west beaches are failing basic clean water checks.

Latest European tests show 16 were not good enough including Wherry Town at Mount's Bay, Bude Summerleaze, Seaton and East Looe.

South West Euro-MP Graham Watson said: "Only six beaches in every ten were rated as excellent, and since we aim to be the UK's number one tourist destination, that's not good enough. Four beaches in ten that are not excellent quality, that needs to be improved.

"A lot depends on run-off from land, we have a number of very fast flowing rivers, particularly on the south coast, that has an impact. But we ought to be able to be getting better results given the investment that has gone in."

2:44pm 22nd May 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Cornwall News

PHOTOS: Cornwall Flies Flag For World Aids Day

It is in a bid to make stigma history for HIV

money

Community Grants Up For Grabs In Cornwall

Voluntary groups are being urged to apply for a share of the £115,000 cash pot

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

will young

WATCH: Bodmin's Will Young "Declines" Strictly Group Dance

Singer has apparently refused to appear on the final show

Top articles

BREAKING: Treliske On Highest Possible Alert

Cornwall News: But officials hope a new system could help ease pressure on A&E

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.

Theresa May's away, so who was that at PMQs?

National News: While Theresa May was in Bahrain to "turbo-charge" the UK's trade relationship in the Gulf, and with no Deputy PM to call on, she asked the Leader of the House of Commons to step in for during PMQs.

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.

Herrera and Gaultier line up to dress Melania Trump

Showbiz News: Carolina Herrera is the latest famed designer to offer her services to dress Melania Trump as the future first lady of the US.

Herrera and Gaultier line up to dress Melania Trump

World News: Carolina Herrera is the latest famed designer to offer her services to dress Melania Trump as the future first lady of the US.

Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

Sports News: The head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia, killing 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has been detained by prosecutors for questioning.

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

Strange News: A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed. 

Newer article

Stadium for Cornwall: Delay Worries

Cornwall News: Fears a road row could delay the plans

Older article

New Council Leader Pledges To Build A Better Cornwall

Cornwall News: Hayle Independent councillor John Pollard has been voted in unopposed

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape 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.