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Arun beaches retain their Seaside Awards for 2022!

Hot off the press - Littlehampton’s Coastguards Beach and Bognor Regis’ East Beach have again won Seaside Awards for 2022!

As the authority responsible for the day-to-day running of the popular beaches, Arun District Council was delighted to hear the news.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are awarded to the best beaches in the country and the flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal area.

Cllr David Edwards, Chair of Arun District Council’s Environment Committee, praised the hard work of everyone involved in maintaining the two beaches to such a high level, including the foreshores manager, beach patrols, volunteers, and residents.

He added: “We are delighted to have retained the Seaside Awards and it will be great to see the flags again flying proudly over these two fantastic beaches that are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

“The awards are a real credit to our teams who work tirelessly to keep the beaches clean and well-maintained, but they couldn’t do it without the help of volunteers and residents who will go out of their way to clean up litter left by others because they take pride in where they live.

“It’s looking like staycations will be popular again this year so these awards serve to illustrate how much Arun has to offer anyone looking for a UK holiday destination in 2022.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of England’s coastline.

Formerly called the Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “The success of these beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our blue spaces – from beach managers and volunteers to local residents and businesses. The huge commitment needed to maintain marvellous beaches worthy of these awards cannot be underestimated.

“People who visit a beach flying a Blue Flag or Seaside Award can be assured the beach will be clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as international bathing water quality standards.”