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Cornish Blue Flag Beaches Announced

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9:42am 15th May 2012
(Updated 9:42am 15th May 2012)

More Cornish beaches have won blue flags.

Six have met water standards this year. That is the second highest rate in the country behind Thanet in Kent.

They are:

Carbis Bay, Gyllyngvase, Porthtowan, Polzeath, Porthminster, Porthmeor

In total, England has won 79 flags - nine more than last year.
 
Phil Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, which is responsible for the Blue Flag scheme in England said:

"We're absolutely thrilled that England has more Blue Flags this year and with a total of 142 beaches around England receiving Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards, what better way to holiday in this country than to visit one of the award-winning beaches."
 
"Winning beaches along our coastline ensure high standards of excellence for visitors. These high standards are testament to the hard work carried out by beach managers throughout the year in order to provide clean and safe beaches for everyone to enjoy, whether you live on the coast or are a visitor."

But campaigners say there is still work to do before stricter rules come in, in 2013.

Rachel Wyatt is from the Marine Conservation Society:

"The reasons which really do affect water quality all around the UK at the moment is to do with heavy rainfall. After we get heavy rainfall lots of pollutants can get washed off the land into the sea and also we have these overflow pipes, which can mean that diluted sewage can get washed into the sea as well"

It is as Surfers Against Sewage adds more beaches to its sewage text alert service.


The messages are sent out every time an overflow pipe discharges into the sea.

SAS Campaign Director, Andy Cummins said:


"By being able to tell people when raw sewage enters the sea exactly when it happens we're able to let people make informed decisions for themsleves. So, we're really happy that the water companies have come round to our way of thinking at last"


Cornish beaches signed up to the alerts are:

Bude Crooklets, Fistral (Newquay), Mawgan Porth, Par, Perran Sands, Porth (Newquay), Seaton, Rock, Trevaunance Cove, Gyllyngvase, Polzeath, Porthminster, Porthtowan, The Towans (Godrevy), Porthleven (West), Crantock, Bude (Summerleaze).

 


 

9:42am 15th May 2012

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