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  1. Published on: 24/11/2018 11:58 AMReported by: roving-eye
    Whether you swim, paddle, or simply enjoy a stroll along the regions beaches, you can be assured, once again, that the quality of the water is of a high standard.

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published statistics that reveal that Formby, Southport and Ainsdale all boast clean bathing waters.

    Formby beach has yet again been rated ‘Excellent’ – the highest, cleanest class – while Southport and Ainsdale beaches both retain ‘Good’ ratings for their water quality.



    Green Sefton, Sefton Council’s dedicated eco-team, has been working tirelessly to maintain and improve the high standards of Sefton’s coastline, which has a direct positive effect on bathing water quality.

    Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Our thanks must go to the wonderful Green Sefton team, our beach clean volunteers and partners who work all year round to keep our bathing waters and beaches both clean and safe.

    “We are delighted that our bathing beaches have once again been recognised by Defra and have repeatedly passed stringent water quality testing.

    “For a number of years residents and visitors across Sefton have been encouraged to learn more about bathing waters and how they can play a major part in helping us improve the water quality in the borough.”

    There are a number of ways you can help maintain, and improve, local bathing water standards, by taking action both at home and at the beach.

    • Only flush the 3P’s down the toilet – poo, pee and paper. Everything else goes in the bin!

    • Pour cooled kitchen fats in the bin, not down the sink.

    • Pick up after your dog.

    • Don’t feed birds at the beach and keep outdoor areas free of food waste.

    • Always put litter in the bin or take it home if it’s full

    For more information about Sefton’s beaches and coastal areas visit www.sefton.gov.uk/beaches.
     

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  3. paulollie says:25/11/2018 05:07 PM
    I last swam in the sea here some twenty years ago. It's pointless no depth, mud, weed and God knows what else where they get their "stats" from is beyond me.

    We are not a "Beach" resort and haven't been for some 40 odd years and never will again.

  4. Snig's foot says:28/11/2018 10:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by paulollie View Post
    I last swam in the sea here some twenty years ago. It's pointless no depth, mud, weed and God knows what else where they get their "stats" from is beyond me.

    We are not a "Beach" resort and haven't been for some 40 odd years and never will again.
    They get their info from this year's water samples, not a 20 year old anecdote...

  5. Little Londoner says:29/11/2018 07:13 PM
    Mr Moncur obviously has NEVER visited the beach at Southport otherwise he would know there is more MUD & GRASS than SAND.

  6. Alikado says:29/11/2018 07:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Londoner View Post
    Mr Moncur obviously has NEVER visited the beach at Southport otherwise he would know there is more MUD & GRASS than SAND.
    You are just looking in the wrong place.

  7. paulollie says:29/11/2018 07:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Snig's foot View Post
    They get their info from this year's water samples, not a 20 year old anecdote...
    Believe what you want friend!

  8. Snig's foot says:29/11/2018 10:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Londoner View Post
    Mr Moncur obviously has NEVER visited the beach at Southport otherwise he would know there is more MUD & GRASS than SAND.
    I don't believe he mentioned sand...and the Sefton Council link doesn't either...but then mud and grass are not mentioned either!


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