CHP features on BBC Breakfast Show

We were thrilled to have a team from the BBC visit Emsworth a couple of weeks ago to film a short report on our citizen science sampling programme and pollution issues in our local harbours. It went out on BBC Breakfast this morning, but you can catch up here or by watching the embedded videoContinue reading “CHP features on BBC Breakfast Show”

CHP Phase 1 Study features on BBC South

The first phase of our testing programme has started, and we were pleased to feature in a BBC South news report last week covering the first sample collection by Professor Alex Ford, ready for analysis. We anticipate that the results of this preliminary study will be available to the public in the Spring, and areContinue reading “CHP Phase 1 Study features on BBC South”

BBC South News Special Report Highlights Pollution in our Waters

Last week, BBC News South ran a series of features on ‘Polluted Water’, focussing on sewage releases into Langstone Harbour. It is fantastic to get this coverage, great work by the BBC and reporter James Ingham in helping viewers to understand this complex issue. Well done to young Emsworth sailor Ruthie Gawley for a fantasticContinue reading “BBC South News Special Report Highlights Pollution in our Waters”

BBC News Report ‘I’ve fallen ill five times after surfing at sea’

A recent online BBC News report has highlighted the incidence of sickness after sea and river swimming in areas polluted by sewage discharges. The sea is naturally full of different types of bacteria, but also bacteria and chemicals from anthropogenic sources that should not be there. Read the full article here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-59702293?fbclid=IwAR1Faduq5BSoJOghWszV0-rIbboD4xNbl82TvygixQb0CEyK5cftlUYAh9A James Ebdon, aContinue reading “BBC News Report ‘I’ve fallen ill five times after surfing at sea’”

New Surfers Against Sewage report highlights sewage pollution crisis

A new report released last week by Cornwall-based campaign group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has revealed the extent of the sewage pollution crisis in the UK’s seas and rivers. The annual water quality report found that water companies increased the discharge of harmful amounts of sewage into our seas and rivers in the period fromContinue reading “New Surfers Against Sewage report highlights sewage pollution crisis”

Solent Sewage Public Meeting

On the 13th of November, local Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan hosted a public meeting to highlight and discuss the issues surrounding sewage pollution in our local harbours. Panellists included Professor Alex Ford (Portsmouth University), Louise MacCallum (Langstone Harbour Board) and Bianca Carr (Final Straw Foundation). If you would like to find out more about theContinue reading “Solent Sewage Public Meeting”

Storm release footage captured with drone

Footage taken during the week starting the 18th October 2021 shows the CSO discharges from Budds Farm into Langstone Harbour. The harbour is part of Chichester and Langstone Harbours Ramsar site, Special Protection Area and Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I. Parts of it are in Solent Maritime and Solent and Isle of Wight LagoonsContinue reading “Storm release footage captured with drone”