People should have the right to swim in inland natural waters such as rivers and lakes. As they do in Scotland. Local councils should not be allowed to create and enforce swimming bans except in situations where there is a pressing need to do so.

Particularly in lakes and rivers on public land, people should be allowed to make their own decisions as to whether they wish to swim in them, at their own risk.

Why is this idea important?

The vast majority of our inland waters are off-limits for recreational use by the public. This is grossly unfair and a waste of our natural resources that should be used for the benefit of all.

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