Seaside Awards for Fleetwood Beaches have been received once again, which means that four beaches in Wyre will be flying flags this summer to distinguish them as among the best in the country.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK. The flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch.
Fleetwood Ferry Beach against The Esplanade
Councillor Roger Berry, with responsibility for the beaches in Wyre, commented: “I’m absolutely delighted with this year’s awards that recognise how well-managed and maintained Wyre’s beaches are.
Seaside Awards for Fleetwood Beaches
Councillor Berry added: “They have been achieved with support from many residents who take part in community beach cleans along the coastline on a regular basis. Thank you to all those who continue to help look after our beaches.”
“This really shows that we have both quality beaches and clean water, making Wyre’s coast an attractive and enjoyable place to live and visit.
“Members of the public can play a big part in improving beaches and bathing waters by thinking about what they flush, not dropping litter, joining in beach cleans and always picking up after their dogs.”
The council works closely with other organisations across the North West on a variety of initiatives to improve the quality of beaches and bathing waters, from building new flood defences and sustainable drainage to reducing pollution from sewage systems, agricultural land and surface water outfalls.
Flotsam and Jetsam
When you see the flotsam and jetsam that is washed up onto the beaches at Fleetwood, particularly after storms and bad weather, you can see why keeping our shores clean is an ongoing battle. The majority of rubbish found on beaches in Wyre comes from the sea.
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