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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tag: Port Meadow

Bird Flu case confirmed in Oxford

It has been confirmed this week that an Oxford swan had bird flu. A member of Swan Support, a charity helping sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley area, confirmed that the case was related to a swan at Iffley Lock.

Hundreds protest local river pollution at the hands of Thames Water

On Sunday, January 23rd, approximately 350 people gathered in Port Meadow to protest Thames Water’s dumping of sewage into local rivers and waterways.

Swimmers complain of delay in sewage release notification

A group of outdoor swimmers called Brrrr! Have complained about an unknown sewage release in advance of their Christmas Day swim.

Litter on Port Meadow causes injuries to animals

"Litter on Port Meadow left two animals needing vet treatment this weekend, with injuries that could have been life threatening. A horse cut open its hoof on broken glass and a cow suffered an intestinal blockage thought to be caused by eating litter."

High levels of E.coli detected in Port Meadow swimming spot

As the weather warms, lockdown restrictions begin to lift, and students return to Oxford for Trinity Term, outdoor activities, including wild swimming, are on...

Cow dies and horses injured from litter in Port Meadows

Port Meadow has seen a large rise in littering over the past weeks. One cow has died due to ingesting plastic bags and balloons,...

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