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
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.’