Tag Archives: bathing water

11 North West Beaches Win Awards!

Keep Britain Tidy has announced this year’s award winners for Blue Flag and the Seaside Awards. Only one North West beach has Blue Flag – Blackpool South – but 10 have achieved a Seaside Award. These are: Morecambe North and Morecambe South St Annes Pier Ferry Beach, Rossall Beach and Marine Beach, Fleetwood Jubilee Beach,

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English Bathing Waters Update

New statistics released by DEFRA on the quality of bathing water around England have shown that swimming waters are the cleanest since records began. 413 beaches and lakes were tested around the country of which 98.5% of those passed standards with 93.2% of those being rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, an increase of over 5% since

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Closed – Consultation on Removing Silloth as Designated Bathing Waters

DEFRA have opened a consultation to hear views from the general public about removing Silloth, north west Cumbria, from the designated list of bathing waters as designated under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC). The grounds for removing Silloth from the list are due to health and safety concerns owing to the strong tidal currents which run along

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2015 Bathing Water Results Published

Defra has published the 2015 Bathing Waters Compliance Report. New, tougher bathing water standards are now in place with 4 categories: poor, sufficient, good and excellent. In total 624 freshwater, estuarine and coastal bathing waters (waters officially designated for bathing) were monitored across the UK with 415 in England, 102 in Wales, 84 in Scotland and 23 in

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LOVEmyBEACH – an update on the work of the Turning Tides Partnership

The latest LOVEmyBEACH e-newsletter is available to download from the link below. It contains links to a map of beach water quality in the North West of England, where to find your local beach clean event, a survey being run by Sefton Council on bathing water quality and news about the recent school Illuminations competition

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Blackpool Illuminations: Schools Competition

Closing date 5 p.m., 17th July. LOVEmyBEACH has teamed up with Blackpool Council and illuminations curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to launch the LOVEmyBEACH education pack for schools with a linked competition to design a new LOVEmyBEACH poster. The winning entry, judged by Laurence, will be announced in September and the poster will be transferred onto a

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Award winning beaches – The Seaside Awards

Keep Britain Tidy recently announced the 2015 Seaside Awards. 111 beaches across England have achieved the award, which is given for high standards of cleanliness and facilities. This year 14 of the North West’s beaches have the award. These are (from north to south): Copeland Borough Council: St Bees, Silecroft, Haverigg Lancaster City Council: Morecambe

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100% pass rate for designated bathing waters in the North West

30 designated bathing waters, including marine and freshwater, in the North West have successfully passed the European Union’s current standards for bathing waters. 13 of the designated waters achieved the highest possible standard, referred to as ‘guideline’ under the existing Bathing Water Directive. Bathing water quality standards are set to increase under the revised Bathing Water Directive

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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) produces new Marine Litter Report (2014-2020)

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have a produced a new Marine Litter Report evaluating extensive marine and coastal litter problems within the UK. The report presents a vision (2014-2020) to reduce litter by 50% through effective and integrated anti-marine litter practices from all maritime, coastal and land-based sectors. The report aims to reinforce “good environmental status”

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – NW ACE 2014 – Winners Announced!

The winners of the NW ACE 2014 were announced today at Destination Coast! – the North West Coastal Forum’s biennial regional conference. The awards were presented by Peter Hampson, CEO of British Destinations. They were: Coastal Champion: in an unusual move we have 3 joint winners this year. They were proposed on one nomination and

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