Tag Archives: bathing water

Closed – Consultation on the De-designation of Roanhead and Askam In Furness as Bathing Waters

Closing Date: 31st January 2014 Barrow Borough Council is currently consulting on people’s views and opinions on the proposed de-designation of ‘Roanhead’ and ‘Askam In Furness’ as bathing waters from 2014.  The consultation document details the rationale behind the proposal and gives clear indications for the need to de-designate on grounds of safety and bather user

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North West Coastal Forum Response to Bathing Water Season Length Consultation

The Bathing Water Regulations 2013, Statutory Instrument No. 1675

The Government has published the new Bathing Water Regulations 2013 for England and Wales which came into force on 31 July 2013.  These Regulations replace the Bathing Water Regulations 2008. They take into account the changes in Wales with the formation of Natural Resources Wales and make some important changes with regard to the management

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Predicting Short Term Pollution at our Bathing Beaches – New Trial Starts

The Environment Agency is working with local authority partners across the North West as part of a national trial on the prediction of short term pollution (STP). This trial is taking place at 28 bathing waters across England and 3 in Wales (on behalf of Natural Resources Wales).  The aim is to keep the public

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Closed – Bathing Water season length consultation

Defra has launched a consultation on the length of the bathing water season in England. The Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC, revised by 2006/7/EC) sets standards for bathing water quality on designated bathing beaches (freshwater or marine) across Europe. Bathing waters are monitored during the bathing season for compliance with these standards but the Directive does not

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Closed – Love Sefton’s Beaches? Take part in the Sefton BeachCare Survey

People who use Sefton’s beaches – residents, visitors, expert stakeholders, Sefton staff – have an opportunity to take part in an on-line survey which will provide baseline data for the ‘Love My Beach’ Campaign, which Sefton Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Keep Britain Tidy and United Utilities to deliver. The anonymised results from the

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Closed – Heysham Half Moon Bay – bathing water consultation 2013

In February Defra launched a consultation on whether Heysham Half Moon Bay should be dedesignated as an official  bathing water and removed from the list of bathing waters designated under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC, revised by 2006/7/EC). This consultation follows an application from Lancaster City Council to have Heysham Half Moon Bay removed from the list as there is

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MCS Good Beach Guide 2013

The Marine Conservation Society has published its 2013 Good Beach Guide. The results are based on samples taken during the 2012 bathing season which was a difficult year for bathing water quality due to the excessive rainfall experienced throughout the bathing season. The sewage system has limited capacity so too much rain can result in the

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Fylde BeachCare News

Annie Heslop has recently been recruited as the new Fylde BeachCare Officer, to take project into its second phase. Fylde BeachCare is a partnership between the Environment Agency, United Utilities and Keep Britain Tidy across the Fylde peninsula from Fleetwood to Lytham. It aims to inspire and empower the local community, tourists and businesses to take sustained action to improve the

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Making the Right Connections to Improve Bathing Water

As part of their ongoing work to improve bathing water quality in the North West, particularly before new stricter standards are introduced in 2015, the Environment Agency are reviewing sewer plans and using innovative techniques to identify and tackle places plumbing is misconnected. These misconnections occur when an appliance such as a washing machine or

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