Water Pollution: Simon Jupp “missing in action”

Last night BBC Spotlight featured the latest pollution alert on Budleigh Beach, a full 3 minutes.

Richard Foord MP was interviewed, but Budleigh’s MP, Simon Jupp was absent. (Simon Jupp voted against the Lords amendment that would have placed legal duties on the companies to reduce discharges last October.)

Richard Foord MP, reiterated the Lib Dem research findings that the extent of pollution is not known because the systems supposed to be alerting us are not working effectively. In Devon and Cornwall, one in eight are either faulty or not installed.

Two regular swimmers who stopped swimming last week for four days were not aware of Monday’s surprise alert until the BBC interviewer told them. 

The Government says a plan to tackle sewage overflows will be published “next month”.