Cotswold District Council Sewage Summit – 8th July

Message from Cotswold District Council

Residents are invited to attend Cotswold District Council’s inaugural Sewage Summit on 8 July. We will be bringing together environmental activists, water companies and other agencies to delve into the underlying causes of sewage pollution affecting our district and exploring effective and practical measures to stop it.

Sewage dumping into our rivers and waterways is an ongoing issue which has been highlighted in local and national press over the last few years and the council is keen to play its part in holding those responsible to account and looking to find solutions.

The Sewage Summit will take place at the Corinium Museum on Monday 8 July 2024, 9:15 am to 3:30pm.

This event will give residents an opportunity to hear from the water companies serving the district, local environmental groups and regulatory bodies and have a chance to ask them questions.

During the morning there will be presentations by environmental groups and water companies, followed by Q&A panel session in the afternoon where the audience can ask questions.

Cllr Lisa Spivey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Publica Safety, said, “I hope residents will find this a useful event and that as many people as possible attend.

“As a council, we continue to lobby the Government on these issues to ensure change is happening. It’s a disgrace that untreated sewage is being discharged into our waterways, causing harm to residents, wildlife and our precious environment.

“We all need to work together to protect our environment and ensure a better future for everyone in the Cotswolds!”

It is free to come along to the Sewage Summit but we are asking residents to book their place so we can manage numbers. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sewage-summit-tickets-915256385487?aff=oddtdtcreator