15 May 2024

Blackpool beaches recognised in Seaside Awards

Three of Blackpool’s best loved beaches have once again been granted Seaside Awards, it was revealed today.

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The national awards, announced by Keep Britain Tidy, have rewarded Blackpool South, Blackpool Central, and Bispham beaches for their high standards of beach management, as well as their nearby facilities and water quality.

Cllr Jane Hugo, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said:

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“This is great news. Blackpool’s beaches are enjoyed by local residents and visitors all year round, so it’s wonderful to see such high standards rewarded. So many people work so hard to keep our much-loved beaches clean. I’d like to thank everyone who has played their part - from our dedicated Streetscene and Beach Patrol teams, to the many volunteers who litter pick, to every person that does the right thing and put their litter in the bin.”
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Blackpool has more than 1000 litter bins, including 250 large capacity bins on the Promenade alone. They are emptied daily under normal conditions, and collections are increased whenever there is good weather and high visitor numbers. Reminders are in place to prompt everyone to get rid of their rubbish in the nearest available bin or take it home with them.

Seaside Awards are aimed at improving the quality of England’s coastline and promoting the country’s best beaches.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said:

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“These awards are a credit to the collective efforts of beach managers, volunteers, residents and businesses who have worked tirelessly to maintain, protect and improve some of our best-loved and most popular beaches and we’d like to take this moment to recognise and applaud them. Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of our coastline.”
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Blackpool is part of Turning Tides, a cross-agency partnership working together in north west England to do everything possible to improve the quality of our bathing waters.

Through infrastructure, planning, campaigning, volunteering, educating, engaging and hard work, the aim is to make sure everyone enjoys our beaches for generations to come.