PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING FOR OCTOBER 2014 WAS CANCELLED AND DID NOT TAKE PLACE
The following are the notes that would have been use for the October meeting if it had not been cancelled
APOLOGIES – n/a
1 MINUTES OF LAST MEETING – n/a
2 FINANCES/GRANTS – Statements now going to correct address / person
3 RIVER CLEANING – Machine weed clearing was carried out on 19th September from Court Lane to behind Castlewood, also clearing was also carried out from the field on the north side of the river and about 20 meters of weed and silt was removed that had previously been missed when clearing took place at the end of June. This has had a significant effect on the river level which has resulted in the water being retained in the Land Yeo and not entering the Yearling ditch and the flowing over Cooks Clyse. At the end of September the contractors returned to start the manual weed clearing between the motorway and Court Lane, working down past the Medical Centre. Machines will soon be used again to clear from Strode Road to the outfall. No LYF work parties have been organised as we had been informed that more weed spraying would be taking place.
4 EQUIPMENT – Stronger grapnel hook now finished
5 FOOTPATHS/WALKS – Nothing heard back re permissive footpath.
6 LEVELS & FLOW – See river heading
7 REPORT OF RIVER SECTIONS
Bernard’s section – No news re clearing the settling pit for water run off from motorway
Stewart’s section – Whilst pulling a sample of weed with a hooked bamboo cane I was surprised to see a Kingfisher fly under the cane right in front of me, never seen one before at such close quarters. Water clearing after weed cutting and fish stocks very healthy.
Town section – A request to clear the trash screen has been made, a large build up has recently occurred following the weed cutting. Bush will be removed if not cleared by contractors.
Trevor’s section – EA opperatives visited riparian owners in order to spray weed in the river, remainder should be cleared manually by contractors soon.
Franks section – Weed clearing should be carried out soon from Strode Road to Outfall.
8 PUBLICITY- n/a
9 WEBSITE- n/a
10 ANY OTHER BUSINESS –
Meetings will take place on the following dates :-
2014 – 2 Oct / 4 Dec
2015 – 5 Feb / 2 Apr / 4 June / 6 Aug
AGM – 3 Sept