Event to provide update on water issues

Residents in West Oxfordshire can make their views heard on all matters to do with water at a special event later this month.

The Water Day on Tuesday 22 October will hear presentations from the Environment Agency, Thames Water and local pressure group Windrush Against Sewage Pollution which will be followed by a question and answer session.

Key issues to be tackled include:

  • The Environment Agency’s response to the pollution of the River Windrush and other concerns about water quality in the river network
  • Thames Water network issues such as sewerage, sustainability and planning for new developments

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Given the importance of issues such as pollution of the Windrush, I am confident this will be a productive event and well-attended.”

It is the second Water Day to he hosted by the Council after it was originally proposed by Cllr David Harvey, now Cabinet Member for Climate Change and supported by the Council’s Environment Overview & Scrutiny committee.  

Last year’s event saw a range of commitments made by the various organisations who will also report back on progress.

Members of the public are invited and the event will be at the Woodgreen Council offices, Witney on Tuesday 22 October at 10am.

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB