Agenda item

Rye Brook Pollution

The Head Ranger to be heard.

Minutes:

The Head Ranger provided an update on pollution in Rye Brook.

 

·         He noted that the pollutant was no longer cable oil, but now appeared to be some form of effluent. He added that the Environment Agency response had been constructive, and that a community monitoring project had been established to monitor the Brook – the Rye Brook as it crossed the Common scored lowest using a Riverfly compared to other areas of the Brook in the local area. Moreover, it scored highest in terms of the phospates present. The South East Rivers Trust had installed a flow meter to further monitor performance at the outfall. Lastly – the duty ranger had been called on to deal with a sewer leak into the Brook on Christmas Day.