You don’t have to do this alone! Building a team around you will help to collect all the evidence and information you need as well as reach a wider network to support your application. Connect with your local community and find out who else is passionate about making a change. There may be people out there who are also thinking of applying for designation.
Connect with the water community
Link up with groups, clubs and individuals with interests who use the bathing site and surrounding area. Are there any of the below groups or individuals in your area who you can contact to create your community group? You could use social media, email, attend their club or have a chat to whilst they are using the waterway:
Aim to have a representative from each type of water user who uses your waterway on your campaign group. If a specific of water user group aren’t on board in designating the swim site, then having a representative within your group will help in expressing why they have their reservations and how you can work together to ease their concerns.