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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2007

Current works

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1st December '07

From the Boat House to the River
The River works (1-12-07)
The works down by the river
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The bank and channel clearance has now been started all the way down to the river.


Behind the Boat House
The works at the Boat House (1-12-07)
The works down by the Boat House
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The area and channel behind the Boat House has been cleared further and some excavation of the banks has been carried out where necessary.

The boat house bridge (1-12-07)
The channel and bridge from the Boat House
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Looking upsteam behind the boat house (1-12-07)
The channel behind Boat House looking towards the Rope Walk
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Looking downstream behind the boat house (1-12-07)
The channel behind Boat House looking towards the river
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Homs Road and Rope Walk area

There arevery few visible changes here. On the FAS notice board, at Fiveways, it is reported that the vertical shaft here is nearing completion and that the tunnel boring machine will arrive early in the new year.


Fiveways
The works at Fiveways (1-12-07)
The works at Fiveways
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The shaft at Fiveways (1-12-07)
The shaft at Fiveways
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The Fiveways works were a hive of activity this morning. It appeared that there was a problem with a pump and the shaft was filling with water. This was a problem as there was a mini-digger in the hole and work could not continue until it was drained.

The photos here show that the steel mentioned in the last update has been used as shuttering to prevent the shaft from collapsing in. Also it is possible to see that the red frame is also part of the shuttering as it is providing the internal support. Persumably this shaft is needed to allow access to the culvert further across the carpark site.


A second view of the shaft (1-12-07)
A second view of the shaft
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A third view of the shaft (1-12-07)
A third view of the shaft
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Broadmeadow

This area is now fenced off a fairly long distance from the works so access is not possible and the distance means that photos are also not possible.

29th November '07

The Railway Embankment

Here we see the railway embankment being excavated, from several angles, by the Caterpillar (CAT) excavator. Quite a large section has been removed. Once the works are complete then it is a requirement that the excavated area of the embankment, which is council property, be rebuilt but it will be at the same level as the upper car park (previously it was several feet higher).

The railway embankment excavations (29-11-07)
The railway embankment excavations
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The embankment (29-11-07)
The railway embankment from another angle
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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26th November '07

The Railway Embankment

Here we see the Caterpillar excavator loading a lorry. The bucket on the excavator looks huge which is a perspective effect. In actual fact, due to the size of the excavator, it only took three or four bucket loads to get close to filling the lorry.

The CAT loading a lorry (26-11-07)
The CAT excavator loading a lorry
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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1 The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove. It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook.



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