Fatberg took four days to clear under London’s streets

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This fatberg in London took a team of workers from Thames Water four days to clear. The mixture of congealed fat, wet wipes and other litter was washed into drains or flushed down toilets. Thames Water says the fatberg formed under an 80-metre stretch of Shepherd’s Bush Road, as long as commercial plane. Workers finished… Read more »

Clean Seas Please Event held on 22 August 2014

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Large yellow fish made up of scales on the beach

A huge thank you to everyone who took time out of their bank holiday weekend to come and see us at the Clean Seas Please Event last Friday 22 August. It was lovely to see so many kids enjoying themselves making jelly fish kites, kites made of baby wipes and fish made out of paper… Read more »

Caps on to partnership working!

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Capping dual manholes in our sewer system   In some areas of our town there are single manhole covers allowing access to both the foul (sewer) water and the surface (rain water) pipes.  Over the years some of these have lost the caps that seal the two pipes, which results in the possibility of sewage… Read more »

Sea Monsters created by Radiator Arts – Arts Clubbers

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Flat fish style sea monster made from rubbish collected from Hastings Beach

Rubbish into Art!   Radiators Arts themed their summer arts project around Clean Seas Please this year.  The young people attending the Arts Clubbers group first collected rubbish from the beach and using this, along with some recycled rubbish produced the collection of fearsome sea creatures so can see below.    

Yellow Fish appear in St Leonards

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Yellow Fish We recently launched the yellow fish campaign with a group of school children from St Mary Star of the Sea, St Leonards.  After creating a giant people fish picture we walked down to the outfall at Goats Ledge following the surface water drain and painting yellow fish on the pavement.  If you see… Read more »

Changes in Alexandra Park

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Map showing different areas of Alexandra Park, Hastings

Have you noticed any changes going on in Alexandra Park recently?  Its all to do with the investment that the Environment Agency and Hastings Borough Council are making to improve the water courses to help us reach the new Sea Bath Water Quality Directive.  But its no where near the sea I hear you cry… Read more »

Our Little Trip Down the Sewer!

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On Tuesday morning we all set off to the Southern Water Sewer Tour in Brighton. Starting from the entrance at the pier we all donned hard hats and rubber gloves then headed down into the depths of Brighton Sewer. Our tour guide Stewart told us about all the problems they have with the fats and… Read more »