Portfolio holder Edwina Hannaford told Westcountry TV that the Seaside Awards were "near as good" as Blue Flags. There is then a photo shoot of the jubilant recipients of second prize (probably costing more than the £200 extra which would have secured a Blue Flag?).
" > I was emailed on the 5th February 2014 and informed
that CC had decided not to apply for blue flags this year." Cornwall
Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment, Heritage and Planning Edwina Hannaford said: “I’m sorry that the decision by Visit Cornwall not to apply for Blue Flag awards for these beaches was not discussed ....
The council now say: "...we have agreed that Cornwall Council will now help put together an application for Blue Flag status for Gyllyngvase beach for 2015 but that the application will be community led. "
So the Seaside Award won't be good enough next year?