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Beach Management Strategy

The Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste Management explained that the strategy was a result of an internal audit report into the processes and procedures in place to manage water safety. The RNLI had offered to carry out and audit of the council’s beaches at no cost to the council. It was reported that there had been incidents with jet skis and swimmers and it would be desirable  if funding could be agreed, for the marker buoys, which had previously been removed, to be reinstated prior to the RNLI’s audit. It was explained that the framework provided a list of all activities with an action plan for the future to improve the beach environment. Clarification was provided that the bathing season is usually considered to be 1 May to 30 September each year.


The Corporate Scrutiny Committee had noted the recommendations in the report.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant impact on communities or those working in two or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2020

Decision due: 14 Jan 2021 by Cabinet

Lead director: Assistant Director of Neighbourhoods

Contact: Sean Newton Email:


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