Scarborough Bathing Water Quality News

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Scarborough South Bay bathing water pollution – links to latest press stories:

Yorkshire Post
14 November 2017
Scarborough’s South Bay fails water quality test for second year running

Yorkshire Coast Radio
15 November 2017
New Proposals For Scarborough Dog PSPO – interview with Cllr. Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council. 

Yorkshire Post
8 November 2017
Scarborough’s South Bay fails water quality test

Yorkshire Post
31 October 2017
Gull, dog and human  faeces among South Bay pollutants.

Yorkshire Coast Radio
25 Oct 2017

‘Unlikely Improvement’ Of Scarborough South Bay Water Quality. 
A report on the water quality in Scarborough’s South Bay indicates that some of the pollution is waste from humans, seabirds and dogs.

The Times
24 May 2017
Britain and Ireland have dirtiest bathing beaches in Europe

Scarborough News
Updated 11 September 2017
South Bay pollution puzzle goes on despite investment of £50m

ITV News
Puzzel over pollution in Scarborough’s South Bay
Sea water in Scarborough’s South Bay is still polluted…

The Guardian 
23 May 2017
UK bathing water ranks next from last in EU beach table.

Scarborough Coast Radio
2 June 2017
‘Advice Against Bathing’ In Scarborough’s South Bay


Scarborough’s South Bay fails water quality test

Scarborough News
Tuesday 08 November 2016
Scarborough’s South Bay fails water quality test

Yorkshire Bathing Water Partnership offers advice on how to keep the beaches clean and free from pollution. For further information on how you can help minimise any impact on bathing water quality, click hereIMPORTANT: There is a section missing from this glossy document which is the statement from the Yorkshire Bathing Water Partnership about its plans to stop trade effluent and human sewage polluting the Scarborough South Bay bathing water. Contact Yorkshire Water to find out more: Telephone: +44 345 124 2424 or click here

Yorkshire Bathing Water Partnership brings together Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency, Scarborough Borough Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Welcome to Yorkshire. If you are concerned about the pollution in Scarborough bathing water, and what the Advice Against Bathing warning means for you and your children, contact Scarborough Borough Council Tourism Department. Telephone: 01723 383636 or Email:

North Yorkshire Enquirer
11 December 2016
SBC: South Bay Pollution – The Chips Are Down

Marine Conservation Society
Good Beach Guide
Scarborough South Bay

The Sun
Y-UK! Britain’s beaches are among the DIRTIEST in Europe – with 20 of them classed as UNSAFE to swim at. The beach water is tested for contamination by pollution from human or livestock poo.
Y-UK! Britain’s beaches are among the DIRTIEST in Europe