Amble swimmer calls for end to sewage dumping in the sea
A 73 year old open water swimmer has called for action to be taken to stop the dumping of raw sewage in the sea. Gillies Owen, who swims several times a week in Amble’s Little Shore, is writing to his MP in a bid to end the practice, and he is asking others to do the same.
Gil wrote to the Ambler:
As a regular open water swimmer I have been unable to swim in the Little Shore on numerous occasions this year due to the discharging of raw sewage by Northumbrian Water. Discharge has taken place over 60 times in 2020.This practice presents serious health risks to swimmers and watersports participants these activities have become increasingly popular. There are no warning notice signs on shorelines to let people know when sewage has been discharged. Hardly a warm welcome to Amble as the Friendliest Port!
There is a Private Members Bill second reading on 22nd January aimed at stopping this horrible practice. I have emailed our MP to ask her to support the Bill and would urge Amble residents to do the same. We have a pride in our town and don’t want it to have a reputation for pollution.
You can email MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Related article: https://www.theambler.co.uk/2020/12/10/raw-sewage-pumped-onto-amble-beach-62-times-in-one-year/