Dredging up the past.

The work completed. IN time - new plantings will be made on a re-shaped riverbank.

The work completed. New plantings will be made on a re-shaped riverbank.

Councillors will be brought up to date with work on the Bath Flood Alleviation Scheme – which involves re-shaping the banks of the River Avon from

There's a bike coming up in the underwater grab!

There’s a bike coming up in the underwater grab!

Churchill Bridge and on down river – at a meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development and Scrutiny Panel next Monday (July 20th).

The most obvious bits of the work to alleviate flooding and improve river flow has been the felling of trees in preparation for the re-shaping of the river bank – and a dredging operation carried out by the Environment Agency around the newly restored Victoria Bridge in late April this year.

The Agency will tell councillors  it removed  ‘350 trolleys, 40 bicycles, 2 motorbikes and 9 cars from the River Avon in Bath at Victoria Bridge. The debris was removed to improve navigation through the city.’