About

The Clean Harbours Partnership has been formed in response to local outcry and concern about pollution in Chichester and Langstone Harbours.

Our Background

The Partnership adopts a professional, evidence-based approach to influence change. It brings interested parties together with a single focus on harbour pollution. This allows like-minded groups to leverage the benefits of scale and clearly communicate the facts.

Our initial study heightened concerns about risks to human health and damage to our ‘gold standard’ environment’. Overall, it highlighted the lack of facts about “What’s in our harbour waters?” – a situation we are determined to correct.

Joining forces has already enabled a harbour-wide scientific water sampling plan to be designed by two leading Universities.

If your group would like to become involved or you wish to receive updated news, please use this online enquiry form.

Our Values

We are a partnership of local interest groups focussed on the single issue of harbour pollution. Our approach is:

  • Factual and evidence-based
  • Highly collaborative
  • Practical, fair and balanced
  • Volunteer-based
  • Professional and independent
  • A force for good
  • Non-political

Founding Members

Final Straw Foundation

The Final Straw Foundation is a registered charity that works to encourage communities, businesses and individuals to protect our oceans & waterways, countryside and wildlife, and to cut back on single-use plastic. FSF is represented by CEO Bianca Carr and COO Lissie Pollard.

Hayling Sewage Watch

Hayling Sewage Watch is a group that applies pressure on Southern Water and in particular the Environment Agency with regard to the regular release of raw sewage and chemicals into Langstone Harbour. Actions that are potentially harmful to anyone that ventures to the Blue Flag beaches of Southsea, Hayling Island & West Wittering. HSW is represented by founder Mike Owens.

Harbour Sailing Clubs

Following a letter of concern from club Commodores to the Environment Agency, Water Quality Officers were appointed by Bosham, Emsworth, Itchenor, Emsworth Slipper and Langstone Sailing Clubs to help discover the real facts about the sources and impact of harbour pollution. The Harbour Sailing Clubs are represented by Robert Bailey, Lead Water Quality Officer.