Warning regarding the River Wey around Byfleet
Dear RA members in Byfleet,
You will be aware that, for many years, residents of Byfleet have bathed in the River Wey at Millmead, Rivermead and Weymede. Residents also access the river at Bluegates, Mill Lane.
Recently, there have been several reports of sickness reported associated with bathing in the River Wey.
Our Councillors are aware of this and have posted messages which you may have seen. Their advice is not to let your children or anyone swim in the river at the moment. They are chasing the various statutory agencies to get answers and determine if remedial action needs to be taken.
As a result, we suggest that all residents refrain from bathing or paddling in the River Wey until we receive the all clear.
We will be putting notices up in coming days near Millmead, Rivermead, Weymede and Bluegates, Mill Lane. In the meantime, could we ask you to share this message with anyone you know who may not be online or on social media. Importantly, please also mention this to our village children as we approach warmer weekends and the summer holidays.
Thank you and kind regards,
Your RA Village Representatives on behalf of the RA Committee
Byfleet, West Byfleet, and Pyrford Residents Association (RA)