Sign Petition

Support application for the River Ouse to become a designated area for bathing.

100 Signatures Goal: 500

Prompted by concerns over water quality and a rise in interest in swimming and other water sports, an application is being made to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) for the River Ouse to become a designated area for bathing. This petition seeks to specifically gain support from residents in the Lewes area who swim in the Ouse or who would like to if the water quality was improved.

Please write your home address and email in the comment box - this is essential information - thanks!

See link to Lewes Rowing Club for recent news articles on the River Ouse: http://www.lewesrowingclub.co.uk/News/

1

Highlight

March 10
We are now live!

Is there a cause you really care about? Start a free petition like this one and make a real difference.

  • Mary Parker
    Mary Parker United Kingdom, Billingshurst
    Jul 24, 2016
    Jul 24, 2016
    I would like to go kayaking on the river but I'm afraid of falling in and becoming infected with something nasty.
  • Mary Parker
    Mary Parker United Kingdom, Pulborough
    Sep 08, 2014
    Sep 08, 2014
    I have just taken up kayaking but am afraid of falling because of the risk of infection
  • Jo and Paul
    Jo and Paul United Kingdom, Chichester
    Jun 30, 2014
    Jun 30, 2014
    Barcombe Mills is awesome (when the water quality is good). Agree that English rivers in general should be more openly accessible to swimmers and paddlers. Wales and Scotland appear to have no issues with rivers as a recreational resource and nor did England in days of yore. Suggested reading - Roger Deakin's 'Waterlog'
  • Ron Eunson
    Ron Eunson United Kingdom, London
    Jun 30, 2014
    Jun 30, 2014
    reunson@hotmail.com
See More
100

Signatures

  • 2 months ago
    Mary Parker United Kingdom
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    Paul Moore United Kingdom
    2 months ago
  • 2 years ago
    Mary Parker
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Andy
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Louise Saville United Kingdom
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Jo and Paul
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Ron Eunson
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Paul Astill
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Andy Hazell
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Dave Berry
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Loretta Bosence
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Andrew Smith
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Nancy Roussy
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Gerry Newnham
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Nikos Christodouou
    3 years ago
See More