Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Thanet gets the most blue flags with eight, but Ramsgate Main Sands misses out.

Here is what they have to say:

Once again this year Thanet in Kent has claimed the title for the most Blue Flag beaches with seven, closely followed by Poole, Torbay, Bournemouth and Isle of Wight which have four each. Joining them on four this year, from three in 2013, are North Norfolk and Tendring.

And here is the link to the rest of it http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/blue-flag-and-seaside-award-2014-winners-announced/2303/2/1/999

The Thanet beaches to get the Blue Flag Award for 2014 are
Minnis Bay
Thanet District Council
West Bay
Thanet District Council
St Mildreds
Thanet District Council
Westbrook Bay
Thanet District Council
Botany Bay
Thanet District Council
Joss Bay
Thanet District Council
Stone Bay
Thanet District Council


I will do more on this later if I get time 

11 comments:

  1. Hi Michael, Margate Main Sands didn't get a blue flag.
    Margate Main Sands got a seaside award along with Viking Bay, Broadstairs and Ramsgate Main Sands.
    Thanet got 7 blue flags: Minnis Bay, West Bay, St Mildreds, Westbrook Bay, Botany Bay, Joss Bay and Stone Bay.

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    1. Thanks anon I have corrected it with info from the official blue flag website, teach me to copy info from the local media

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  2. So why did Ramsgate and Margate miss out?

    I went to a Greek island last year. One of the beaches I went to was a dump. It didn't have any facilities and the water was badly polluted; but it still had a blue flag. I just wonder if the people who award blue flags are consistent and I wonder if some of the beaches listed above are really that much better than Ramsgate sands. I know where I'd rather swim.

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  3. anon according to a Council answer from Cllr Poole we, in Ramsgate, lost out because of a 4 year old water quality test

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    1. Ah http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/thanet-blue-flags-some-thoughts-from.html I dont think so I have been assured that we now fly the brown flag when thta sort of thing happens

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    2. And you believe that, Barry?

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    3. If this is true it invalidates the whole Blue Flag system. If they aren't using current information to rate the beaches their ratings are a load of rubbish. I think we need to put this to the organisation which awards the blue flags. I looked on the blue flag web-site and they referred me to the Keep Britain Tidy Group: lynsey.atherton@keepbritaintidy.org
      Let's see if we get an answer.

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    4. Anon they really do use last years water quality results which are all published on the Environment Agency website.

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    5. So, not 4 years old as claimed by Alan Poole?

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    6. It was difficult understanding cllr Poole's rather shambolic ramble of an answer and I suspect there was some truth mixed up in it somewhere anon

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