During the 1970s, and into the 1980s, many of our beaches were highly polluted as raw sewage was pumped directly into our seas. EU directives (Bathing Water Directives 1976 and 2006) have ensured that water and waste companies have had to implement major improvements. Today 91% of the UK’s designated bathing waters are considered good or excellent. This has been wonderful for coastal tourism and also for marine wildlife.
To celebrate the effect of these EU directives Somerset LOVE’s Europe will be creating a work of art on one of Somerset’s stunning beaches. Please get in contact if you would like to help us with this art work.