Sewage now pollutes every single beach between Brighton and Hastings

Heading to the south coast for a summer break? You might struggle to find somewhere clean to swim


Unfortunately, it is not just every single beach between Brighton and Hastings, but many more beaches around the UK and even many rivers and the longer it goes the pollution just gets worse.

But it is not just a question of lack of investments, which is certainly a major cause, but the inefficiencies of the current private companies and before them the nationalised water authorities. So, will nationalisation be the answer, I fear not, as in those instances it is down to Governments to direct the investments, and over the last 100 or more years Government have been, as much as lacking in doing so as the private companies and could have been more so.

This is due to monies not being ‘ring fenced’, and used by these Governments for whatever areas they so wish. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised that the private companies have invested more in per years than previous Governments. The public are either looking through ‘rose tinted’ glasses or are so young that they have never experienced nationalised industries in the UK.

Just look at Railways, the UK invented railways or steam locomotives, but due to insufficient investments other countries railways expanded way above the UK and, in fact in the 60s, UK railways contracted under Beeching.

Source: Sewage now pollutes every single beach between Brighton and Hastings

Ministers forced into climbdown in row over raw sewage being dumped into rivers – Mirror Online

Environment Secretary George Eustice said a new legal duty would be imposed on water companies to “progressively reduce” the amount of sewage pumped into waterways – as Tories sought to avoid a Lords defeat


In a, so called, developed country how is it that any raw sewage is deliberately pumped into any waterways, let alone impose a duty to progressively reduce such.

This should no longer be ‘Victorian’ Britain for we should have progressed after so many years much further. I think much of this is down to the fact that much of the UK sewage system is still Victorian  and this is down to the total lack of investment over the years, which in the UK is not unknown, a case of out of sight, out of mind.

In the UK this is done all the time, railways, jet propulsion, in fact most thing which the UK was the inventor of, but investment is always way short.

You can’t count on the Government for they are only bothered with political motives, mainly to score points off each other, rather than the parties working for the common good of all in the UK.

If labour are for it then the Conservatives will not be and then if the Conservatives are for then labour is against. then there is the Liberal Democrats, or is there, for who knows what they stand for. The SNP are only there for Scotland or again are they, for are they only there for the SNP.

But this is not helping the sewage situation, but investment there is in a long queue, a very long queue.


Source: Ministers forced into climbdown in row over raw sewage being dumped into rivers – Mirror Online