We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers – unsurprisingly they don’t always reflect the views of this publication. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch and of course, your considered comments are welcome below. This from Peter Geach from East Cowes. Ed
We used to be officially informed the ‘East Cowes Pong’ was due to rotting seaweed, but the seawater was safe to bathe in. Strangely the ‘Pong’ was always more acute after the Yachting Regattas!
Southern Water have recently put in a new sewage system, taking raw sewage out of the River! He-Presto no ‘Pong’! Except that now we are getting into the Yacht visiting season, the ‘Pong’ has returned! Quite strong the last couple of days.
Coincidence, or is it the Yachties ‘dumping’ in the river? We will know for sure after August Week! If so how will the Harbour Master monitor and apply sanctions?
We hear a lot about ‘Dog Poo’, but until now nothing about ‘Yachties Poo’, which is totally avoidable. Mind you being ‘dumped on’ by the toffs isn’t an entirely new experience!
It’s an Equitable Life – Keep Voting.
Peter, East Cowes