Reports of water pollution in Alexandra Park Hastings and its catchment areas

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Environment Agency data shows high levels of EColi and EI pollution in the catchment areas of the Alexandra Park watercourses.

The west confluence in Alexandra Park had 262 samples taken between 2023 and 2010. Around 21% of samples(56 samples out of 262 samples) that exceeded the poor bathing quality levels for inland waterways (Ecoli > 900 or EI > 330). 7% (19 samples) exceeded these limits 6 fold. On the 20/06/19 Ecoli was measured at greater than 100,000!
https://environment.data.gov.uk/water-qu...

The East Confluence in Alexandra Park had 262 samples taken between 2023 and 2010. 95% of the samples exceeded the poor bathing quality levels for inland waterways (Ecoli > 900 or EI > 330). 68% exceeded these limits 6 fold. Ecoli was measured at greater than 100,000 6 times. Peaking at 620,000 on the 12/10/2022.
https://environment.data.gov.uk/water-qu...

For the period between 2010 to date for the watercourses/ponds that feed the East and West Confluences of Alexandra Park and the watercourses /ponds downstream of these confluences. including the Ore stream and Old Roar Gill. Please supply under EIR:

1. The number of times Hastings Borough Council has reported pollution in these watercourses to the Environment Agency

2. The number of times Hastings Borough Council has reported pollution in these watercourses to Southern Water

3. The number of times pollution has been reported in these watercourses to Hastings Borough Council from external bodies and the public

4. Details of all such reports including the date, location, nature of the pollution, results of water quality testing and measures taken to resolve.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

Dear Mr Hurrell

I refer to your recent request for information: FOIR-538050988 Subject: Reports of water pollution in Alexandra Park Hastings and its catchment areas.

I am writing to advise you that Hastings Borough Council holds information relating to your request however, there are 14 attachments that contain data and maps etc which are very large in size. I have reduced in size however, the information still totals approx. 40mb.

Are you happy to receive documents of this size which will be sent in a number of emails, or would you like me to print off the attachments and send via post? If the latter, please provide the address you'd like them sent?

Yours sincerely

Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722

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Dear Information Officer,

Mny thanks for your reply.

If you could send the data in emails that would be good. As long as each email is no more than 10mb then this should be fine.

I believe you have my email address.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Thanks for the emailled information. I have received 6 emails containing the information .

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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