News & Updates

iNews features our sampling in report on river pollution

15 February 2022

An article published by iNews on Tuesday lists Conham Bathing among the community groups nation-wide who are campaigning for designated bathing water status for inland waters. Read the full article here.

(Images: Neville Dowley; The Rivers Trust)


Bristol Cable reports on sewage pollution in the Avon

3 November 2021

Our water sampling data was included in an investigation of sewage pollution conducted by the Bristol Cable and available to read here.

(Image: Bristol Cable)


Public questionnaire receives 900+ responses

15 September 2021

Our survey received over 900 responses from the public, many of whom gave detailed and thoughtful narrative responses. We are incredibly grateful, as this will go a long way in supporting the application for designated bathing water status. Outcomes of the survey will be published in due course.

Water sampling underway

3 August 2021

Last Thursday, members of the Conham Bathing group met with Wessex Water to launch 12 weeks of weekly water sampling at Conham River Park. Whilst not required for an application for designated bathing water status, we believe this is vital information for the public, and will demonstrate a need for greater enhancement and protection of the water quality of the Bristol Avon.

We will share the results when we have them back from the lab!

Interview on BBC Radio Bristol

28 June 2021

Two members from our project group, Eva and Becca, were interviewed live on BBC Radio Bristol today. Host John Darvall asked them about the aims of the campaign, their thoughts on the Swim Bristol Harbour campaign, and wild swimming in general.



Conham Bathing campaign featured in Bristol 24/7

21 June 2021

Our campaign was featured in an article published by Bristol 24/7 on Thursday, 17 June 2021. The article mentions the growing public concern around sewage pollution of UK rivers, and the lack of data available to those who wish to bathe outdoors. Read the article here.