Max is leading the charge to clean up rivers after receiving local backing for a sewage tax and calling on Cheltenham’s Conservative MP to explain his voting record. Parliamentary candidate Max Wilkinson, in his role as Cheltenham’s first climate emergency lead,
has written to Alex Chalk to confirm the Borough’s support for a levy to pay for a clean-up programme.
His motion to the Borough Council is the latest step in holding to account Severn Trent water company and the Conservatives for their lack of effective action on sewage in rivers. Max said: “I’m one of the many people dismayed that water companies are allowed to dump sewage in rivers and streams, including the Chelt.
“It’s time something was done, which is why I’m pleased my call for a sewage tax has been backed by local councillors.
“I’m disappointed that local Conservatives were unable to support this action, but perhaps not surprised.
“Our MP certainly has some questions to answer about his voting record on this, as well as the Government’s failure to ban sewage being dumped in rivers. I look forward to receiving his reply.”
If you back a sewage tax on water companies to pay for the clean-up of rivers, click here to sign Max’s petition.