This is absolutely brilliant news and it's another good reason for tourists to visit Eastbourne, go to the beach, enjoy the seafront and bathe in clean waters.
“The challenge for the town now and for water companies down the south coast is to make further improvements next time so we can receive an excellent rating.
“Water quality in the sea, rivers and lakes is an important issue. The new Environment Act is doing much to force improvements on water companies. My hope is we can move towards excellent and I will be making sure I am kept updated on progress in the years to come.
“This week, for example, I am meeting with the Environment Agency chief to discuss flood defence matters including the latest on the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne scheme as well as discussing water quality issues.