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Suffolk Beaches gain top marks in Good Beach Guide
Suffolk's beaches continue to get praise as they were given top marks in an industry survey.
The Good Beach Guide 2011, published by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has given six Suffolk beaches an "excellent" rating for their bathing water quality.
The Suffolk beaches include two in Felixstowe, Southwold and Lowestoft.
EADT, Thursday, May 26, 2011
World's Number One chooses Suffolk
Lee Westwood, the World's Number One golfer, has chosen Suffolk's Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa as the location for his second Lee Westwood Golf School after only one year of operating.
The success of the golf school located at Macdonald Portal Resort, Cheshire, has led to a second school being planned for the south of England. The School which offers a two-year programme designed to develop talented golfers aged 16 and above follows a unique structured programme that will develop and enhance golf and education, including lifestyle, psychology, fitness and more. It is the first school of its kind to be accredited by the world number 1, and will result in students gaining a BTEC Extended National Diploma in Sport.
The partnership with Stoke by Nayland comes as no surprise; Stoke by Nayland was recently named as a Regional Performance Centre for England Golf, and has worked closely with the English Golf Union in developing young golfers. Lee Westwood a former member of the England Golf Unions Coaching Squad, represented England in the Home Internationals in 1993 before turning pro, and benefited from the development work carried out by the English Golf Union.
Southwold beach wins its Blue Flag back!
FINE weather has seen tourists flocking to the coast in recent weeks - and now one of our most popular resorts is celebrating a top award for its sun-kissed beach.
Southwold has regained a prestigious Blue Flag after a two-year absence, it will be announced today.
The stretch of beach near the pier was rated as top quality by judges of the award, which is administered by Keep Britain Tidy and run by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Officials at Waveney District Council, which maintains the beach, will be raising the flag again today to celebrate the achievement.
The beach lost its flag in 2009, when water standards dipped due to poor weather. Blue Flags are judged on water quality, cleanliness, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Sixteen beaches on the east coast have been awarded Blue Flags - up five on last year - while another 16 won the lesser Quality Coast Awards (QCA).
Two beaches in Lowestoft, south and north of Claremont Pier, will again raise Blue Flags while Martello Bay at Clacton, Dovercourt Bay and Brightlingsea Beach also received top honours.
- EADT.co.uk , Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"Suffolk: Quality of county's beaches goes live
Suffolk's beaches have been rated highly for quality of water by a new interactive online service.
The detailed profiles of bathing spots along the coast have been released on the internet by the Environment Agency.
An interactive map shows users the results of water samples taken from beaches around England and Wales last year.
The stretch of shoreline between Lowestoft and Frinton-on-Sea has been highly rated for water quality by the agency, which aims to beat the problem of pollution for the UK's shoreline."
- EADT.co.uk, Friday, March 25, 2011