IN THE PRESS

NATIONAL NEWS:

There are national stories and events which impact on the River Sid.

13 July 2021: The Environment Agency has just published its annual report on the water companies – and it doesn’t make very impressive reading: EA report: in the South West, only one in every five rivers support a healthy ecology | Vision Group for Sidmouth

19 July 2021: There are concerns that the latest scientific studies show that “Active coronavirus has been found in faeces, so sewage discharge into rivers where people swim, especially in these hot weather conditions, is potentially lethal.”: Coronavirus in untreated sewage “can remain infectious” | Vision Group for Sidmouth

23 July 2021: Surfers Against Sewage have witnessed the latest pollution off the Devon coast: “Raw sewage is being pumped into our waters and it’s an ongoing problem.” | Vision Group for Sidmouth

9 September 2021: Only14% of the UK’s rivers are deemed to be in a good ecological state – so would giving them more ‘rights’ help protect them? Creating a stink on Britain’s dirty rivers | Vision Group for Sidmouth

15 September 2021: Reports by 1) Salmon and Trout Conservation, 2) a coalition of charities, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the Rivers Trust, and 3) the New Statesman – all show high levels of pollution are ending up in our rivers: Looking after our rivers | Vision Group for Sidmouth

LOCAL NEWS:

The River Sid has often been featured in the local press.

Here are a few pieces from the last decade or so.

BALSAM

DREDGING

FISHING

FISH LADDER

FISH LADDER: EAST DEVON

FLOODING

FRIENDS OF THE BYES

LYME BAY

OTTERS

POLLUTION

PORT ROYAL

PROJECTS

SID VALLEY BIODIVERSITY GROUP

THE RIVER SID

And here is one of our photos.

Sid river,small weir