Hunstanton beach wins national award
As communities and businesses look forward to a further easing of coronavirus restrictions next week, a national charity has given another good reason to head to West Norfolk's coast.
That's because Hunstanton's beach has been given a Seaside Award by the environmental group, Keep Britain Tidy.
The award, which has been announced this morning, is one of 132 bestowed on beaches across the country.
The scheme recognises high level beach management, assessing criteria including the quality of facilities, information and presence of beach patrol as well as environmental management.
West Norfolk Council deputy leader Elizabeth Nockolds said: “We’re delighted that Hunstanton will once again be flying the Seaside Award Flag in 2021.
"This nationally-recognised award assures visitors that when they come to Hunstanton, they're going to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed beach.
“As the country moves on to step 3 of the roadmap, and opens up even more, this will be reassuring to our residents, returning visitors and many new people who come to sample the beautiful Hunstanton seaside this summer.
"I look forward to seeing everyone enjoy their time at the beach responsibly.”