Southend-on-Sea. The name says it all really. Tourists visiting the coast over the summer months to swim in the sea are vital for Southend’s economy and new European standards coming in this year mean that passing water quality tests will …
Matt Higginson, Environment Officer
Matt is an Environment Officer in Kent, working on bathing water quality around the Kent coastline and across the Thames Estuary.
The thought of flags flying above a beach on sunny summers day warning people to stay out of the water may sound like a premise from a 1970’s shark based movie, but the reality maybe closer than you would like …
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