Two Teesside beaches win Keep Britain Tidy awards for their exceptional quality

Saltburn and Redcar beaches have been celebrated by Keep Britain Tidy for their exceptional quality.

The beaches have been given Seaside Awards in the 37th year of the awards, meaning they have met high standards for cleanliness, safety and water quality. The assessment criteria for the beaches include:.

  • Safety provisions such as first aid and lifeguards when necessary.

  • Accessible environmental information.

  • Effective environmental management, addressing issues like waste disposal and littering.

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Local Councillor Carrie Richardson, a member of the Cabinet for Climate and Culture, congratulated the community stating: "This is wonderful news. Our beautiful beaches have been loved by people from across the country for generations and are extremely important for our tourism industry - so it is essential that very high standards are maintained.

"I'd like to congratulate everyone involved in maintaining and developing our beaches. These awards are well deserved."

Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy applauded all those who had contributed to maintaining these spaces. She said: "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."