Issue details

Scrutiny Review Sewage In Rivers And Waterways October 2022 to March 2023

Many residents and community groups contact Councillors to express concerns about seemingly increasing incidents of sewer pollution to rivers and streams in our area. The national and local media highlight some of these issues and has become more high profile in the past year or so, particularly with Climate Change. Some campaign groups are encouraging dialogue with relevant authorities to try and improve our rivers for many reasons.

Werneth Area has a number of rivers and streams running through its area and was aware of recent reports on their poor condition with regard to pollution levels. It was therefore agreed the Scrutiny Review of Sewage pollution in local waterways and rivers was needed this is the resultant report

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bredbury & Woodley; Bredbury Green & Romiley;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/05/2023

Decision due: 27 Jun 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Environment

Lead director: Director of Place Management

Department: Place and Regeneration

Contact: Sue Stevenson, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4351.

Consultation process


Forward Plan Reference: CC&E1

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: N/A

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Communities & Housing

Agenda items


  • Scrutiny Review Sewage In Rivers And Waterways October 2022 to March 2023