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Letter: Three Agencies Should Bear Equal Responsibility for Weir Repair

Published on: 28 Jul, 2022
Updated on: 28 Jul, 2022

From: Jim Allen

In response to: Agencies Can’t Agree A Statement on Weir Bridge Repair

Considering all the facts, it is time someone banged their heads together.

My personal assessment of the division of responsibility at the time the weir collapsed was:

Guildford Borough Council, 33 per cent – as they failed to maintain the correct flow rate through the mill race by adding the trapezoidal weir behind it, changing flow balance in the system;

National Trust, 33 per cent for running the river too fast this past 20 years causing additional high erosion at this location: While

Environment Agency,  the fount of all knowledge, needs to accept responsibility for oversight of river speeds and flows. This was pathetic so hey should pay 33 per cent too.

I see no reason why Thames Water is involved.

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test One Response to Letter: Three Agencies Should Bear Equal Responsibility for Weir Repair

  1. Sue Warner Reply

    July 29, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Totally agree.

    Don’t Thames Water have some sort of facility next to the Yvonne Arnaud, not sure what it does but maybe that’s why they should be involved?

    It would make it better, 25 per cent each.

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