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Bournemouth area beaches get more Blue Flags than any other

Leave only footprints..

Beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have once more scooped more Blue Flags than any other UK destination in this year’s awards.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy announced its Blue Flags for excellent water quality, and our three towns have been confirmed with 12 awards in total with 14 additional Seaside Awards.

Under the banner, Leave Only Footprints, beachgoers are invited to enjoy the beaches and clear up at the end of the day, take litter home or use the bins provided.

Anthony Rogers, BCP Council’s Head of Seafront, said: “We are extremely proud of the number of awards we’ve received this year.

“Our teams work incredibly hard behind the scenes to care for the beaches we all love and enjoy.

"We are lucky to be the guardians of such a breath-taking stretch of coastline and it’s great to know that Keep Britain Tidy have given us their seal of approval. We are encouraging all visitors to help us stay award-winning by picking up their litter, leave only footprints and help us protect our environment for generations to come’.”

Mr Rogers encouraged everyone to use the colour coded waste bins – blue for recycling and black for general waste.

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