Contact your MP and Councillor to update them on your plan to make an application and make them aware of the issues affecting your waterway. Include a briefing note to explain the importance of bathing water designation at a national level. Ask for a letter of support to include in your application.
Connect with other MP’s on the same stretch of river to update them on the water quality issues and your plans applying for bathing water designation. Your MP can help with spreading the word.
Contact your town, parish and local authority and ask to attend any meetings to talk about your plans. The support of local people at an influential level will help in the success of your campaign. Encourage local councillors to table a motion to support bathing water designation.