Firstly, thank you for coming to the meeting on Friday and sharing both your own and your communities concerns with us.
To start us off with confirmation of our discussion I have provided a few notes:
Following our joint sharing of concerns and information on the fly outbreak relevant to all parties and your parish areas. I confirm we have reports ranging a wide geographical area but mainly centered around the Brinklow area.
Thank you all for highlighting your concerns, I hope you feel a little more confident in knowing we do take all your concerns seriously, but with the best will in the world we could not possibly reply to all the calls received individually. We are a small team with limited resources, but with the information and messages you have provided and our jointly agreed ‘communication network’ I am confident we will be able to reassure your communities and businesses they are not being ignored.
The feedback provided from Mr Sully from the Environment Agency, I am sure will reassure you the quarry at Brinklow is regularly inspected and I hope the information and discussion I shared in relation to the joint visit has reassured you that they are not the source but very much a victim just as you all are. There are also no reports of problems related to Ling Hall quarry.
We will continue to monitor the situation and officers have inspected and visited the other areas you informed us of, namely Stretton Wharf (saw usual water flies and midges, not the common house fly or cluster flies), Larry’s Lagoon area, the sprayed fields as reported (no flies and very little odour), please see the attached details of this morning’s visits.
We will visit/revisit the ‘livestock’ farms shortly, it has turned cool and wet again, we are best to see these areas on a hot, sunny day.
Principal Environmental Health Officer.