The beaches of the Tees Valley are a great asset for the area, and more can and should be done to look after them. Northumbrian Water should be pressured to use ultra-violet treatment all year round at all their waste water treatment works that discharge effluent into the North Sea , and not just between May and September. The people and water sports lovers of our region use the beaches and sea all year round, and they should be protected from the increased risk of infection that not using ultra-violet treatment brings. Bathing Water Beaches - we should work towards more of our beaches acquiring bathing water status, which puts onus on Northumbrian Water and our local authorities to provide cleaner bathing water and sewage and plastic debris free beaches. Northumbrian Water should be pressured to pay the full rate of corporation tax, and not the reduced rate they currently have arranged. They should invest in improving waste water treatment works so that they no longer discharge raw sewage and all its associated nastiness into the North Sea and onto our beaches whenever there is heavy rainfall. We deserve better, and the environment deserves better. North Sands at Hartlepool is awash with plastic debris this week and this has been going on for many years. Check out Plastic Free Redcar & Cleveland and Plastic Free Hartlepool on Facebook.
Safeguard our beaches and marine environment
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