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Water at local beaches keeps top rating

 

The borough's two bathing beaches have kept their top ratings for water cleanliness.

Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay beaches will have the classification 'excellent' for next year's season, the government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced. This is the highest rating.

Cllr Mark Hook, Leader of Gosport Borough Council, said: "This is brilliant news for our wonderful beaches. We consistently get excellent ratings, which is great for tourism and for local people. It's good to know that our beaches have the official seal of approval for yet another year."

The water at both sites is tested by the Environment Agency.

Information on bathing water is available online and on signs at beaches.

To help keep our seas clean, the official advice is to:

  • Help avoid blockages by only flushing the 3Ps – pee, poo and paper. Everything else e.g. wet wipes, sanitary products and cotton buds, goes in the bin.
  • Don't pour cooking oils and fat down the sink, as they can cause drain blockages as they set hard. Cool them first then put in the bin.
  • Bag and bin your litter and dog’s mess.

 

 

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