Seaside Award for Sandhaven this Summer

Posted by: Kaye Russell on 16 May 2023 10:19

Sandhaven Beach has retained a top award placing it among the best seaside spots in the country!

The beach, in South Shields, has secured the Seaside Award again this year from leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy.

Cllr Ernest Gibson is pictured with staff from the Council’s beach maintenance team Danny George, Kate Fairley and John Durham.
Sandhaven Beach has secured the Seaside Award 2023.

Seaside Awards act as the quality marks for beaches and mean that those visiting them can be sure they are well maintained, clean and safe, meet the highest environmental standards as well as tough international bathing water quality standards.

Councillor Ernest Gibson, Lead Member for Transport and Neighbourhoods at South Tyneside Council, said: "We are extremely proud of our beautiful beaches are delighted that Sandhaven has retained the Seaside Award again this year.

"Visitors to a beach flying a Seaside Award can be assured the space is clean, safe and meets the highest environmental standards.

"The success of Sandhaven meeting the requirements demanded by this award is testament to all those who work extremely hard all year round - staff, partners, businesses and community volunteers - to ensure our seafront is looking great and kept to a standard that keeps people coming back time and time again.

"We would urge anyone visiting our coastline to support us by disposing of their litter responsibly and helping to keep it clean and tidy for others to enjoy."

Sandhaven is one of 128 beaches in England to receive the Seaside Award this year.

Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive Allison, Ogden-Newton OBE, said: "We would like to recognise and applaud all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve some of our best-loved and most popular beaches.

"The collective efforts of beach managers, volunteers, residents and businesses all contribute to the success of these sites in achieving the incredibly high standards demanded."

Seaside Awards are presented to the best beaches in England and celebrate the quality and diversity of the coastline.

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Last modified: 16 May 2023 10:28