Christchurch beaches win seaside awards0
Three beaches in Christchurch have gained Seaside Awards for achieving the highest standards of beach management.
Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach are the winners of the Awards, which are judged and presented by the charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The Seaside Award has been introduced in England this year and replaces the Quality Coast Award, which was introduced by Keep Britain Tidy in 2007. The Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet guideline water quality.