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Cleaner Nidd, Fit for Life

Nidd Action Group


Our Aims
Where are we at
Recent News
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Designation of Lido status Announced

Congratulations and thanks to those who have helped NAG and Andrew Jones to achieve this status - including the wild swimmers and paddle boarders who swim at the Lido all year round, and did so today for Breakfast TV!

{Listen to the announcement here Wild Swimmers at 06:31, 06:35 to 06:39 NAG and YDRT interviews, 0824 to 08:30 interview with Robbie Moore}

Our Aims

A Cleaner Nidd, Fit for Life

Make rivers safe for all.
Rivers should be safe for everyone - from invertebrates (which are a vital part of the food chain) to fish, birds, animals and people.
Stop sewage pollution.
End the illegal release of untreated sewage into the River Nidd
Raise the bar.
Improve standards, so legally discharged waste doesn't harm the River Nidd

Where are we at

'A summary of NAG's 2023' Read the Stray Ferret article here


  • A bid has been submitted for Designated Bathing Water Status for The Lido. Read more here and here


  • Yorkshire Water have proposed investment in sewage treatment and the sewerage network in their business plan for 2025-2030 Read more here and here.

  • A document from January 2024 summarises very briefly what NAG did in 2023, with links to two maps showing the results of our sampling in terms of human health and chemical pollution at the 45 locations sampled. View it here. The document also identifies what we don't yet know and therefore what we need to do to fill in those gaps in our knowledge during 2024 and beyond, building on what we have discovered during our 2023 surveys Detailed specific plans based on this analysis will develop over the next few months


Don't forget that NAG has a Facebook page so please keep in touch


Recent News

13 May 2024
Listen to NAG's wild swimmers plus David Clayden talking with Jim Addyman of Radio York about the background to NAG's origins and the point of getting Bathing Water status for The Lido (interviews are at approx 07:08am and 08:09am on the bulletin)
Date 16th April 2024
Date 16th April 2024
Date 16th April 2024
Date: 31 March 2024
Date: 28 March 2024
Date: 18 February 2024

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