Blue Flag Award for Skegness 2015

Three East Lindsey District Council-managed beaches have been recognised amongst the best in the world

blueflagDISTRICT Council-managed beaches in Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea have once again been awarded Blue Flag status proving that East Lindsey has some of the best beaches in the world.

Central Beach Skegness, Central Beach Mablethorpe and Central Beach Sutton on Sea have all retained the prestigious Blue Flag Award for water quality, facilities, beach safety, environmental education and management.

The Council’s Chief Executive, Stuart Davy, said: “We already know that here in East Lindsey we have some fantastic beaches and retaining Blue Flag status just confirms this fact. Knowing that our beaches are some of the best in the world gives potential visitors the confidence that when they come to East Lindsey they will be greeted by clean, well maintained beaches with good facilities.

“As a Council one of our priorities is making sure our resorts and open spaces are clean, inviting and safe places to visit with great facilities. Every morning throughout the summer season the main beaches are mechanically raked to ensure they are litter free for the coming day, with teams working hard throughout the day to maintain the standard. A clean beach is integral to our summer-time economy, drawing huge numbers of visitors to the East Coast every year, supporting our local businesses and helping to maintain and create jobs for local people.

“Beaches aren’t just for visitors and I’d encourage local people to take advantage of them too.

“Achieving the Blue Flag isn’t easy and I’d like to thank all those in the team that make this success possible.”

The Blue Flag Award is managed in England by Keep Britain Tidy and internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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