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- Beach location
- Beach spill location
- Amenity water location
- Amenity water spill location
Spill history for the last 7 days
The spill information we provide is based on our assets such as combined sewer overflows. If sewers serving nearby towns and villages become overwhelmed during times of intense rainfall, overflows can operate to prevent flooding of property, highways and open spaces.
This is an amenity site where people regularly use the water for recreation.
* Excellent - the highest level of compliance under the latest bathing water standards
* Good - a high level of compliance under the latest bathing water standards
* Sufficient - a lower level of compliance under the latest bathing water standards
* Fail - failing the latest bathing water standards
These standards relate to the microbiological limits set out in the revised EU Bathing Waters Directive (effective 2015).
Other factors such as urban and agricultural runoff, misconnections and bird and dog faeces can also impact water quality. The Environment Agency provide warnings of periods of wet weather that may lead to lower water quality at selected bathing waters. To check for current warnings, visit the Agency’s web pages here.
The Marine Conservation Society’s good beach guide has information about beaches in our area, including facilities available, and the Environment Agency provides annual water quality classification and beach sampling results.
The Keep Britain Tidy group lists beaches that have Blue Flag status after scoring top marks for water quality, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.