The Environment Agency, Land and Water team has confirmed to the Parish Council that the river Evenlode is not designated as a bathing water.

The Environment Agency closely monitors the quality of bathing waters to ensure the level of water quality are being met and regulations are complied with. For this reason we only recommend swimming in a designated bathing water.

Bathing waters are classified as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sufficient’ or ‘poor’. Please follow below link for information on: The quality of water at bathing waters –

A map with current bathing waters –

Based on this information Stonesfield Parish Council does not recommend people swimming or paddling in the river at our village.

Paul Bates