Mystery pollution turns stream grey

Bulwell Hall Park
Bulwell Hall Park

Fears for the safety of fish in Bulwell Hall Park’s lakes were raised after a stream feeding into them appeared to be polluted.

Dispatch reader Tony Summers took the photograph (above) which shows the water has been turned a cloudy grey. He contacted us after reading an article about pollution inFarleys Beck in Hucknall two weeks ago, which may have poisoned a dog.

The Environment Agency says that water quality is not affected, but they are unable, at this stage, to say what has caused the discolouration.

Mr Summers said: “I took this photograph on Monday which suggests the same problem is occurring in Bulwell Hall Park and has been doing for a while.

“I informed Nottingham City Council’s Parks Department of this fact on 11th February but nothing appears to be happening.

“Is it a threat to the fish in the lakes into which the stream flows?”

A spokesperson for Nottingham City C ouncil said: “We reported it to the Environment Agency and understand they are investigating to find out where it comes from.

“We have put signs up to let people know we are aware of the situation.”

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We can confirm that we are currently investigating and monitoring the report of pollution at the lake in Bulwell Hull Park.

“Results have shown that water quality has not been affected, but our investigation is ongoing.

“If you wish to report any pollution, please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.”