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Sept. 1st Subs Due

Subscriptions 2020-21 £5.00 per address due SEPT. 1st. For those of you who have not yet set up a Standing Order, please save us admin time and pay to HIRA Sort Code 30 15 42 Acct. 00797023 in the usual ways: online BACS Ref your full name; pay at TSB (Elm Grove open); sealed envelope (with cheque and your full name) into Drop Boxes though preferably those behind a counter/reception. If any problems or queries just ring or email HIRA by reply - thank you! There is an outside chance that we'll be able to run a non-virtual AGM in October but payments need to be made now, for SEPT. 1st.

Seawater Concerns

Following heavy rain there can be raw sewage discharge from Southern Water Sewage Treatment Centres so it is adviseable to avoid going into the seawater for the next 48 hours. Watersports' users constantly complain to the Council, our Councillors and Southern Water that the general public are not advised as soon as discharges take place. Given that Hayling's is a Blue Flag Beach that the Council manages and we are still in the summer season, having experienced particularly high visitor numbers to our beaches, it would seem reasonable to expect HBC to do everything it can to promptly advise beach users. This is, after all, a matter of public health. The following is Chronology supplied by

Reducing Planning Protection

Lockdown has reinforced our appreciation for pollution-free outdoor activity. Such places on Hayling need far greater, permanent protection. In our waterways, single use plastics have actually increased, accelerated by COVID waste. Surfers Against Sewage recently reminded everyone (BBC July 14th) that our Sewage Treatment Centres urgently need radical improvements to stop raw sewage being dumped into our fresh & seawater, causing serious illnesses. Locally we still lack sufficiently frequent, well-publicised notices of Hayling’s beach sea water monitoring plus immediate, specific and meaningful warnings after heavy rainfall. Despite promises months ago by Southern Water this is not happe

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