Good ‘eavens is that the time? I have never been to Dorchester before, so this morning I set off with Molly across the fields. Kinda wish I hadn’t my hips were giving me grief when we got back.
When we cast off I noticed that the river is not as wide as it should be. In some places although the banks are far enough apart the trees reduce the distance to less than thirty feet in some places.
As you head to Shillingford there is a right hand bend outside a big posh house/hotel, as you go around the corner there is a red buoy in the middle of the river. Now when I came this way first 8 years ago I remember a tree had just fallen down. The tree has now gone but the silt bank built up behind it is still a hazard to navigation. Why do the EA not dredge this? And its not just this one instance there are several, all of which will cause the silt to build up behind it and in turn become a navigation hazard.
Every fallen tree will have an adverse effect on the water flow and when people are up to their armpits in water is not the time to try fixing it.
ACTION is need now!