Wirral’s first Blue Flag unveiled at Wirral Beach

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A Wirral beach named one of the best in the country now has it’s ‘Blue Flag’ flying proudly.

Wallasey Beach, Harrison Drive is one of 68 Blue Flag locations announced by charity Keep Britain Tidy in 2017. The beach is currently maintained by the Parks and Countryside team at Wirral Council.

Various volunteers joined Wirral Council’s parks, countryside and coastal rangers for the unveiling of the flag.

A Blue Flag recognises that those visiting the beach can be sure they are clean and safe, meeting the highest environmental standards and the tough international bathing water quality standards.

To obtain a Blue Flag a dog restriction is needed at peak times, Wirral Council is asking dog owners not to take their pets onto Wallasey beach between 10am and 5pm from May until September 30.

Cllr Phill Brightmore, said:

It is fantastic for Wirral to receive such a prestigious award for Wallasey beach and it is an endorsement of the hard work, led by council staff but invaluably supported by volunteers and other local groups, to maintain it year round.

This stretch of coastline is already a popular local destination for families and we hope to welcome more visitors once the blue flag is flying proudly on the beach.