Eling Wharf Back in October 2021, we reported on the worrying state of the sea walls at Eling Wharf. The walls of the wharf are showing distinct signs of possible collapse risking not only injury but also contamination and pollution of the surrounding water. A letter has been sent to ABP regarding the condition of … Continue reading SPS Pollution Group Progress Report – January 2022
The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday February 1st at 12:00 noon, via Zoom. The AGM papers, including the agenda with joining instructions, can be found at this link.
There have been many articles published recently predicting the future extent of tidal flooding and some show an horrific picture. It is important therefore to understand how these scenarios are derived. In simplistic terms we start with a “Digital Terrain Model” (DTM). This is the computer equivalent of a physical model of the land and … Continue reading Anticipating Sea Level Rise
Southern Water's Beachbuoy real time mapping of combined sewage outfall (CSO) spills is a great addition to the information to residents using the seas around the shores of the Solent. It gives warning of possible pollution close to the outfalls, all of which are identified on the system. It shows when a spill starts and … Continue reading Treat Southern Water’s Beachbuoy with caution.
Solent Protection Society is extremely disappointed at the actions taken by the Government in voting against the House of Lords amendment to the Environment Bill. This was in direct contravention to a statement given last March that promised "Measures to reduce sewage discharges from storm overflows will be put into law, the government confirmed today … Continue reading SPS position on the changes to the Environment Bill – October 2021
Image © Pascal Bredel / MarineTraffic Last month, 'The Wonder of the Seas' was towed out of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, before being put through her paces on the open seas. In spring 2022, she will be Europe bound for a series of trips around the Mediterranean, departing from Rome and … Continue reading Another ‘world’s largest cruise ship’ takes to the sea
After the usual team effort by the SPS Council members, the editor has finished wielding his blue pencil, the final copy has arrived back from the printer, a large number of stamps and address labels have been applied by our secretary and the latest glossy Solent Protection Society Newsletter has been put in the safe … Continue reading The SPS Autumn 2021 Newsletter is here!
The iconic landmark at Calshot is due to be demolished in a single controlled event on Sunday October 31st. "For more than 50 years it has dominated the local skyline – but at the end of the month the iconic Fawley power station chimney will be blown up. Demolition company Brown and Mason have been … Continue reading Calshot Chimney demolition date set for October 31st
In the 2021 March budget, the Solent was shortlisted as the potential site for one of eight Freeports to be set up in the United Kingdom. The Government’s Freeport ‘Bid Prospectus’ set out the overall scale of a Freeport and demonstrated how the maximum ‘outer boundary’, a 45Km circle, could fit with the geography of … Continue reading The Solent Freeport puts our focus back on Dibden Bay
Until recently, Southern Water's Beachbuoy web page has been a simple facility, limited to just a few sites and arguably simply a PR exercise given the criticism frequently levelled at the company. Over the past few weeks however, we have been pleased to see that the basic function of the original page has been replaced … Continue reading Southern Water’s ‘Beachbuoy’ spill monitoring