Dead Badgers in Old Roar Gill Hastings

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Dear Environment Agency,

Residents have reported finding three dead badgers in the Gill around the end of June and early July 2023. The gill has been subject to heavy pollution from leaking water infrastructure in its catchment area.

Southern Water have stated that Hastings Council confirmed that the badger was the victim of roadkill. In a tweet from “Josh?” of Southern Water it was stated :
“I can advise we investigated and it was confirmed by the local council that the badger was hit by a car, we don’t deal with roadkill….”

There remains a suspicion that the pollution in the gill could be a factor in the deaths of the badgers. Please supply the following information under EIR:

1. All documents (in any form) including test results, photos, autopsy report held on the investigations carried out on dead badgers

2. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA and Southern Water on dead badgers

3. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA and Hastings council on dead badgers

4. All internal correspondence(in any form) within EA and its agents on dead badgers

5. All correspondence (in any form) between EA and other external bodies on dead badgers

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

National Requests, Environment Agency

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From: Chris Hurrell <[FOI #1013430 email]>
Sent: 08 August 2023 17:56
To: National Requests <[Environment Agency request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dead Badgers in Old Roar Gill
Hastings

 

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Dear Environment Agency,

 

Residents have reported finding three  dead badgers in the Gill around 
the end of June and early July 2023. The gill has been subject to heavy
pollution from leaking water infrastructure in its catchment area.

 

Southern Water have stated that Hastings Council confirmed that the badger
was the victim of roadkill. In a tweet from “Josh?” of Southern Water it
was stated :

“I can advise we investigated and it was confirmed by the local council
that the badger was hit by a car, we don’t deal with roadkill….”

 

There remains a suspicion that the pollution in the gill could be a factor
in the deaths of the badgers. Please supply the following information
under EIR:

 

1. All documents (in any form) including test results, photos, autopsy
report held on the investigations carried out on dead badgers

 

2. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA  and Southern Water on
dead badgers

 

3. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA  and Hastings council
on dead badgers

 

4. All internal correspondence(in any form) within EA and its agents on
dead badgers

 

5. All correspondence (in any form) between EA  and other external bodies
on dead badgers

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Chris Hurrell

 

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National Requests, Environment Agency

Dear Chris,

 

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 8 August 2023.

 

To help us process your request can you confirm whether you are just
requesting information regarding the reports of dead badgers in Old Roar
Gill, Hastings or all reports we may have ever had nationally regarding
dead badgers.

 

Until we receive your reply we will place your request on hold and please
be aware that if we do not receive a response within 3 months, your
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Dear National Requests,

Thanks for your reply.

All question are in the context of dead badgers in Old Roar Gill. Sorry if that was not clear.

I am just requesting information regarding the reports of dead badgers in Old Roar Gill, Hastings

Yours sincerely,

Chris Hurrell

Dear National Requests,

This EIR request is overdue. Having received no response in over 4 weeks I have asked the ICO to investigate the delay in responding to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

SSD Enquiries, Environment Agency

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Dear Chris,

 

Thank you for your email of 8 August 2023. We respond to requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

We have no documents or have had any correspondence between ourselves and
those listed/requested below in relation to dead Badgers and Old Roar
Gill.

 

1. All documents (in any form) including test results, photos, autopsy
report held on the investigations carried out on dead badgers

 

2. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA and Southern Water on
dead badgers

 

3. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA and Hastings council on
dead badgers

 

4. All internal correspondence(in any form) within EA and its agents on
dead badgers

 

5. All correspondence (in any form) between EA and other external bodies
on dead badgers

 

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Charlotte Johnson

Customers and Engagement (C&E) – Customer Enquiries Officer
Environment Agency - Solent and South Downs

Environment Agency | Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11
1LD

 

 

From: Chris Hurrell <[2][FOI #1013430 email]>
Sent: 08 August 2023 17:56
To: National Requests <[3][Environment Agency request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dead Badgers in Old Roar Gill
Hastings

  

Dear Environment Agency,

 

Residents have reported finding three  dead badgers in the Gill around 
the end of June and early July 2023. The gill has been subject to heavy
pollution from leaking water infrastructure in its catchment area.

 

Southern Water have stated that Hastings Council confirmed that the
badger was the victim of roadkill. In a tweet from “Josh?” of Southern
Water it was stated :

“I can advise we investigated and it was confirmed by the local council
that the badger was hit by a car, we don’t deal with roadkill….”

 

There remains a suspicion that the pollution in the gill could be a
factor in the deaths of the badgers. Please supply the following
information under EIR:

 

1. All documents (in any form) including test results, photos, autopsy
report held on the investigations carried out on dead badgers

 

2. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA  and Southern Water
on dead badgers

 

3. All correspondence (in any form) between the EA  and Hastings council
on dead badgers

 

4. All internal correspondence(in any form) within EA and its agents on
dead badgers

 

5. All correspondence (in any form) between EA  and other external
bodies on dead badgers

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Chris Hurrell

 

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