Our clean water and biodiversity are being exploited and sacrificed. In January, hundreds of local people took part in the first wave of Dirty Water- a new national campaign to bring the government and water companies to account for their criminal pollution.
We placed blue plaques at Seaford Splash Point, our MP’s office in Newhaven, over the River Ouse in Lewes and at Barcombe Mills. The plaques marked the government’s vote in 2019 against an amendment which would have placed a legal duty on water companies to reduce sewage outfalls. Nationally, more than 100 plaques were place and some of the MPs, including our own Maria Caulfield, were visibly shaken by the protest and unable to defend their actions.
We made amazing new relationships with sea swimmers, nature lovers, canoers, families, clubs, businesses and individuals and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were even accompanied by XR samba and a local choir!
SO WHAT’S WAVE 2?
Wave 2 will focus on the water companies- and call for serious action to protect the health of the waterways, seas, creatures and people.
See our events listings for details of the action and local planning meetings.
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