Thames protest this weekend aims to challenge ongoing river pollution

This weekend, river users of all kinds are gathering together to protest the ongoing pollution of the Thames river as a result of sewage dumping from local water company Thames Water.

The peaceful protest will take place on Sunday 23rd January, at 11:30am at Port Meadow, and has been organised by local charity groups Clean Our River Thames (CORT) and #EndSewagePollution Mid-Thames.

According to The Rivers Trust, England’s rivers are widely agreed to be a national treasure, yet only 14% are in good ecological health.

“Apart from our own Brrrrr! swim group, there are hundreds of rowers, anglers and other river users watching and smelling the water degrade every day. Our wildlife is being affected and fish dying by the thousand.” – Ned Wells, #EndSewagePollution Mid-Thames Group

Guest speakers include Layla Moran MP, as well as scientists and campaigners, and refreshments will be free for the first arrivals.

For more information on the event, click here.

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