Top quality award for Seaton Carew

Published Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Hartlepool seaside resort Seaton Carew has earned a top quality award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Seaton Carew’s main beach area has once again been granted a Seaside Award – which is only given to English beaches which are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards.

The beach is regularly cleaned and is patrolled by lifeguards during the school summer holidays.

Seaside Award

Celebrating the award: (left to right) Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, Beach Lifeguard Matthew Lidster, Quality and Safety Officer Debbie Kershaw, Cleansing Operative Shaun Young and Seaton Ward Councillors Leisa Smith and Sue Little

Congratulating the areas which have received awards, Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, said: “The success of beaches in reaching the very high standards demanded by these awards is testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.

“When you enjoy a trip to a beach flying a Seaside Award flag, you know you are on one of the safest, cleanest and very best in the country.”

Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, added: “Seaton Carew’s golden sandy beach is one of the highlights of Hartlepool and I’m delighted that it has once again earned this top national award.

“It’s a real credit to all the hard work done by the Council staff and volunteers who care for the beach throughout the year and keep it looking its best.

“With its lovely beach, the family leisure area which opened on the prom last year and its selection of seafront gift shops, eateries and amusements, Seaton Carew offers a great day out for all the family, right on the doorstep.”