END SEWAGE POLLUTION MID-THAMES
Founded in July 2020, we are a community-lead group campaigning against sewage pollution of our
We love our rivers: they’re part of our daily lives, and we all walk, play, socialise, swim, paddle, row or fish on or around them. They give us many benefits, and they’re home to numerous other species.
However, our local rivers are in a poor state. In 2020, raw sewage was released into the upper Thames for nearly 50,000 hours.
We want to make dumping raw sewage in rivers illegal, and our rivers safe and healthy for people and wildlife again.
We are applying for bathing water status for a stretch of the River Thames through Oxford. We have
successfully campaigned for real-time alerts of sewage spills in the area. We test local rivers for
bacteria related to sewage pollution. We are working with other groups, locally and nationally, to
strengthen policy and enforcement to end raw sewage dumping in rivers.
We run events and meetings regularly. Please see our website or Facebook page for more details.