CVFC Pollution Reporting
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Reporting pollution incidents is a powerful tool for identifying potential problems and seeking action as soon as possible. It is therefore important to follow a few simple guidelines when reporting pollution incidents.

  • Report the incident as soon as possible with a brief but accurate description (no more than 1000 characters).
  • Inform the Environment Agency on: 0800 807060 or visit their website for further details: https://www.gov.uk/report-an-environmental-incident. Once you have contacted the Environment Agency, be sure to request feedback and update your report accordingly. If you are unable to do so, note this in your report. In somes cases it may also be necassary to contact the local water management company.
  • Ideally, leave your name and relevant contact details, (we understand some people may wish to remain anonymous and use a pseudonym). However, do not leave any other personal details unless you feel it is important to do so. Telephone numbers are available to the administrator but are not shown on reports.
  • Do not make any derogatory comments or use inappropriate language (see the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page).
  • Before you report a new incident, be sure to check it has not been reported already. If so, you can update the existing report.
  • Pollution varies with the weather, particularly rain. So if you know specific places liable to further pollution during rainy weather, please visit them and update your reports accordingly.

All pollution incidents are shown as coloured markers on the map where the colour indicates the severity level (red, blue and green representing severe, bad and minor). A pollution incident may consist of more than one report and can be added to at any time. For example, a photograph may be added after the main report has be submitted or additional reports added if the pollution incident reoccurs at a later date.

Existing pollution incidents can be viewed by clicking/touching the appropriate marker to display the report page. From this page, the Add Update button displays a form to create an additional report.

New pollution incidents can be created by clicking/touching the New Report button on the top/centre of the map. This displays a cross-hair marker in the middle of the map that can be clicked/touched on the map where the pollution incident is located. If required, the map's Zoom options (+ and - buttons at the top left of the map) can be used to increase or decrease the zoom level for higher accuracy.

The report form requires six fields to be completed:

  • Pollution Type: either Minor, Bad or Severe (defaults to Minor)
  • Submitted by: Your name or pseudonym
  • Phone Number: Your phone number (not shown in report but must be included)
  • Organisation: Fishing Club/Individual
  • EA Incident Number: Obtained by phoning the Hotline 0800 807060 or leave blank
  • Description of Pollution: e.g. Sewage leaking into the river from road etc.

If one or more photographs are to be included, these should be uploaded before the report is submitted. Photographs can be added by clicking/touching the Add Image button on the report form.

Disclaimer: CVFC retains the right to republish reports and also reserves the right to remove reports for any reason, including duplication, the need for significant rewrites, pieces that are self-promotional, pieces that are discriminatory or offensive, or if the topic doesn't fit with our needs. Any product promotions or blatant spam will be deleted from CVFC's website. Copyright © Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative 2018. GeoTools javascript coordinate transformations copyright © 2005 Paul Dixon. © GB Non-native species secretariat 2017

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POLLUTION REPORTS

All incidents are shown as coloured markers on the map below and the colour indicates the severity (red, blue and green representing severe, bad and minor). These markers can be clicked to display incident details and National Grid References.

Details about existing incidents can be updated and new ones added. To update an existing incident, click the appropriate marker and select from the options shown. To start a new incident report, click the New Report button (on the map) and follow the instructions. More Guidelines

To see a full report containing all photographs, click or touch Report. To download an up-to-date CSV spreadsheet, click or touch Download CSV. To download all photographs in a folder, click or touch Download Photographs.

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REPORT A NEW POLLUTION INCIDENT

To report a new pollution incident location, click the appropriate location on the map to display a cross-hair marker. Use the map's Zoom option (+ and - bottom right) to get an accurate location then click Add New Report. Once the report has been submitted, the new marker will change to the appropriate colour.

To clear the cross-hair marker and re-display the map, click Cancel.

New Report
Disclaimer: CVFC retains the right to republish reports and also reserves the right to remove reports for any reason, including duplication, the need for significant rewrites, pieces that are self-promotional, pieces that are discriminatory or offensive, or if the topic doesn't fit with our needs. Any product promotions or blatant spam will be deleted from CVFC's website. Copyright © Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative 2018. GeoTools javascript coordinate transformations copyright © 2005 Paul Dixon. © GB Non-native species secretariat 2017
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One or more characters enter in the Name, Organisation or Incident Number entry field is invalid. Please correct before continuing.

Your personal information collected in this report (name, phone number, organisation etc.) will only be seen by CVFC personnel should we need to contact you for further information about the pollution incident you are reporting. Once your report has been validated, we will delete your personal information.
Pollution Type:
Submitted by: Your Name
Phone Number: Your phone number (not shown in report)
Organisation: Fishing Club/Individual
EA Incident Number: Obtained by phoning Hotline 0800 80 70 60
Description of Pollution: e.g. Sewage leaking in to the river from road
Images must be uploaded before the report is submitted. Reports will only be saved once a description has been entered and the Submit Report button clicked.
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