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Bathing Water Status for River Stour at Manningtree.

DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) have announced that they propose to designate Manningtree Beach as a Bathing Water.

This is subject to consultation which ends on 10 March. PACE encourages as many as possible to respond to this consultation.  If Manningtree Beach does get Bathing Water Status it means that the Environment Agency is legally obliged to test the water quality and bacteria levels in the River Stour at least once each month, and that they must also publish the results.  PACE believes that this must be good news for local people who use the river for swimming, boating sailing, paddling etc, it must be good news for our community and it must be good news for the wildlife and nature of the Stour Estuary because it will record any pollution in the river and ensure that the Environment Agency challenges anybody who is releasing pollution into our river.  Wherever Bathing water status haws been awarded the water quality has improved massively.

Please respond to the consultation by 10 March - here is the link:

PACE Community Solar Energy Scheme

PACE Manningtree are working with Essex County Council on a Community Solar Energy Scheme CSES. This has been supported by South East New Energy SENE an EU funded support programme which Essex County Council has helped deliver. The development of the CSES is progressing in partnership with Power Circle Projects Ltd (a Not-for-Profit Energy Services Company).  Click the button to find out more:

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* PACE Manningtree were delighted to be awarded Highly Commended in the Environmental Category of the BBC Essex You Make a Difference Awards.

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