Why no Blue Flags in Great Yarmouth?

The Blue Flag awards have been announced and I would like to congratulate the winners, especially the many fantastic beaches in Norfolk. However, many residents have contacted me querying why Great Yarmouth does not participate in this scheme or raising concerns about the judging criteria.

Tourism is a vital part of the Great Yarmouth economy and it is not an exaggeration to say that a huge amount of that is dependent on our fantastic beaches. With this in mind I have contacted the Council in order to discuss their reservations about the scheme, to see whether there is any help I can give to make the scheme more accurate.

10th May 2011