Praise for swell result

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FILEY’S bathing waters are doing swimmingly - and should only get better in the future, according to one town councillor.

Cllr Mike Cockerill, chairman of the Filey Flood Working Group, said he was delighted the town’s waters hit the heights in the latest Environment Agency tests.

Filey beach was classed as meeting the ‘guideline’ criteria, meaning it met at least 16 of 20 bathing water samples for the stricter Bathing Water Directive standards.

Cllr Cockerill said: “We welcome the result and it just shows we have a superb bathing beach in Filey.

“As long as there are no untoward events we certainly look forward to it continuing and getting better in the future.”

The results showed Filey’s waters were far superior to Scarborough’s South Bay and Staithes, near Whitby, which failed to meet the high standards.

Scarborough’s North Bay sands hit the ‘guideline’ standard.