Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, today (May 4th 2012) said the news that the Maine Conservation Society (MCS) had – in their 2012 survey of UK Beaches – praised Saltburn Beach for its high quality was a “credit to local people, the local council, the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water for their work in turning around past negative findings.”
The Marine Conservation Society ‘Good Beach Guide’ – published yesterday – listed Saltburn as ‘the most improved beach’ in the North East. After failing to get on the MCS list last year, it is now graded ‘recommended’ as a beach for bathers, swimmer and surfers.
“Over the past year a lot of work has been put into improving Saltburn Beach and the local seawater to make sure it did not fail as it did last year. Central to this has been the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water and Redcar and Cleveland council and – from my own involvement in this work – I know both the level of work put in and the results.
“This outcome closes the door on past negative results, and opens the door to a new and brighter future for Saltburn beach and the town as a whole. It is a time to celebrate.”