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Cornwall Council cabinet member for environment Joyce Duffin has welcomed the news that bathing water quality, tested at 81 beaches across Cornwall, is the best on record and that all have met or exceeded tough bathing water standards.

The results released today show that water quality at 78 beaches in Cornwall is excellent or good with 4 more beaches than last year achieving the excellent classification. None of the water quality at beaches tested was classified as poor.

Joyce said: “All the agencies have been working together to improve water quality on our fantastic beaches which are so important to local residents as well the increasing numbers of tourists who visit from the rest of the country and around the world. We can proudly say that all of our bathing water beaches meet or exceed the exacting standards.

We are delighted that the hard work of all the partners including the Environment Agency, South West Water and local bathing water champions has been recognised with these great results. We will all continue to work together to ensure bathing waters are maintained and improved further and ask that the public works with us to reduce pollution as everyone can make a positive difference to help improve the quality of bathing waters in Cornwall.”

Story posted: 8 November 2016