page last updated 23/2/2020
JUBILEE RIVER and RIVER
THAMES SCHEME WEBSITE
Click here for the Jubilee River chronological index
River Thames Scheme Funding
(Surrey County Council 21/10/2019)
River Thames Scheme - Funding Doubts - November
(but true) story of The
Flood Re - February 2020
The NFPP Political Path
A strong local voice improving the quality of life by
exposing authorities shirking their responsibilities
Also home of the National Flood Prevention Party
........WARNING - RISK OF DROWNING.............THE JUBILEE RIVER IS VERY DANGEROUS........
New emblem for 2019
RBWM Election page and results
- Datchet, Horton & Wraysbury
2nd May 2019
Ewan Larcombe next to the Jubilee River
Try a search for 'The Legend of Ewan' on YouTube...!!!
RTS Partnership Funding Issues (added 29/9/2018)
Congratulations - You have reached the (very long) home page of my JR web site (this page last amended 21/10/2018)
This site has grown a bit since 2006 and needs updating - so maybe next year.........
But for now WYSIWYG and to start with I recommend viewing my index here ----- The Jubilee River Story
The Planning Inquiry for the River Thames Scheme (Datchet to Teddington) is delayed due to lack of funding!
You will find an introduction to this web site here and my draft Statement of Case for the RTS Inquiry here
Surrey County Council and a £100m contribution to RTS - or maybe not?
RBWM agree £10m contribution to RTS (September 2017) Too little and too late!
Unfortunately flooding is just the symptom of a problem that requires a political solution.
25/9/2016 - RBWM Flood map issues (link to RBWM site)
5/7/2016 - Datchet Traveller Site refused planning permission by DCLG
Maintenance of national land drainage infrastructure neglected.
Yet another reason to leave the EU?
Amended 24/6/2016 - RTS Cost escalation - now £476m with £228m shortfall
Amended 24/6/2016 - River Thames Scheme - Draft Statement of Case
13/12/2015 - A country more flood resilient?
25/9/2015 - RTS proposal comes to Datchet
River Thames Scheme - £50m still required (BBC News Story)
NEWS - 19/1/2015 - A 'Sir Philip' letter revealing potential Galliford Try and Black & Veatch joint venture issues
5/11/2014 - Datchet Traveller Site going to Public Inquiry in June 2015
29/10/2014 - The Black Potts Footpath
2/10/2014 - Dear Sir Philip.....
29/9/2014 - Couple still living in front garden
NEW 20/6/14 External link to RBWM Traveller Needs Survey (Closes 18th July 2014)
Updated 2014 Thames Flood event report - What Really Happened? - Jan/Feb 2014 Updated
NEW Government Policy Paper - River Thames Scheme - June 2014 (external link) NEW
Old (from 2005) but .... Maskirovka (misinformation) is alive and well
NEWWater Act 2014 (Insurance)NEW
NEW River Thames Hydrograph Issues NEW
NEW - EA report on flooding - River Clwyd (Glasdir Estate - Ruthin) in North Wales
St. Asaph and Ruthin flood event - who was responsible?
Discussion paper -Triennial Review of the Environment Agency and Natural England - Closing date - 4 Feb 2013
Click here for the Jubilee River guided tour.
--- How to view River Thames river levels on-line ---
COMING SOON - The Jubilee River - 10 years since opening plus a challenge to the EA
The Jubilee River: Flood alleviation or flood creation scheme?)
Social justice and the future of flood insurance (283kB.pdf)
Cuts threaten millions with risk of flooding - October 2011
Thames Hydropower - The Queen goes green?
So what's going on here then? A slurry dip maybe?
End of flood insurance subsidy?
Myrke embankment and ditch - still a mess!
West Cumbrian floods due to poor dredging?
Lord Hanningfield loses appeal
NEWS -The Natural Environment White Paper
Flooding and flood defence - an independent e-mag.
This independent e-mag was initially created to expose and highlight an unbelievable fiasco of Environment Agency gross incompetence and failure on the £110m Jubilee River flood alleviation project - including sub-standard design and construction, £5m in repair costs, a £2.75m out-of-court settlement, unable to carry its design capacity and still falling apart. I can now reveal the facts and the truth about sub-standard flood defences nationwide, flood defence failures, neglect of watercourse maintenance (thus increasing the probability of flooding), property insurance difficulties, continuing development on flood plain and related matters of national significance (especially responsibility without accountability) and finally the Environment Agency culture of 'smug arrogance' and neglect of 'duty of care' and their shortage of both engineering and mathematical expertise. Unfortunately in my opinion - when it comes to drainage - the Environment Agency is guilty of benign neglect, can no longer be trusted to serve the nation and is not 'fit for purpose.' The Jubilee River is still the biggest and most expensive flood alleviation scheme ever built in the UK, and having failed to maintain both the Thames and the Jubilee River, the Environment Agency is now planning to spend another £300m of public money on the Lower Thames Flood Risk Management Strategy. (Now called River Thames Scheme) The question here is whether the Environment Agency is spending our money on cost-effective solutions? Please read the Jubilee River Story and judge for yourself!
7/4/2011 - Elliot Morley pleads guilty
25/3/2011 - The National Flood Prevention Party launched
David Chaytor loses jail sentence appeal
The Bosham Flood Prevention Strategy
Former MP Jim Devine sentencing set for 31 March
The Morpeth flood insurance model
Lead local flood authorities running out of time for PFRA submission
23/2/2011 - David Chaytor to challenge prison sentence
Firm fined £385,000 for Corporate Manslaughter
Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11) Defra = £2,801,004,000
EA flood schemes progressing in 2011/12
Flood wardens resign - Maurice Sines involved
---- The Flood Prevention Society ----
See the Cookham to Datchet map published by Lewin, Fryer and Partners in November 1991
--- View Thames river levels on-line ---
This fiasco is somebody else's problem - all I need to do is continue steadily publishing the truth!
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has agreed its First Report of Session 2010-11. Future Flood and Water Management Legislation (HC 522-I) will be published on Wednesday 22 December 2010 at 00.01am.
Latest info - MPs expenses - Trial dates
David Chaytor - 3 December 2010 (pleaded guilty - sentenced to 18 months)
David Chaytor to challenge sentence (appeal lost)
Eric Illsley - January 11 2011 (pleaded guilty - resigned as MP - sentenced to 12 months)
Lord Taylor - January 25 2011 (pleaded not guilty - found guilty and awaiting sentence)
Jim Devine - February 2 2011 (pleaded not guilty - found guilty and sentenced to 16 months on 31 March)
Elliot Morley - April 11 2011 - the blame game
Lord Hanningfield (aka Paul White) was 13 December - new date to be fixed?
Thames Hydropower at Windsor - £1.7m
Reservoir flood maps
Defra Consultations 43/10 and 44/10
Elliot Morley and others - Old Bailey - Court 11 - 26/11/2010
17/11/10 - Flood insurance issues
14/10/10 - Quango cost cutting - changes to Environment Agency
7/7/10 - Dates set for six Parliamentary expenses fraud trials
Have you been post coded? Are you having trouble getting flood insurance or being charged vast amounts for premium and/or excess? Please click here for an alternative! We would honestly like to hear from anyone who has been quoted a vast premium and or excess.
Dr P Leinster's (EA Chief Exec) remuneration (2009/10) = £205,477
Jubilee River - MAP (EA) 163Kb.pdf
Jubilee River - Key Facts
What's wrong with the Jubilee River?
26/5/10 - WANTED - Information about blocked and polluted watercourse please!
Some audio and visual images
Jubilee River 'a monument to EA skills shortage'
The'Big Society' speech by PM David Cameron
Asset value of English flood defences = not less than £30bn
13/7/10 - Anne McIntosh MP asks about implementing EU Directive 2007/60/EC (Hansard)
9/7/10 - Cuts put £14.9m flood defence work in doubt (Oxford Times)
Environment Agency to be reviewed (Hansard)
Flood Risk Regulations 2009 - European Commission starts legal proceedings....
Explanatory memorandum to the FLOOD RISK REGULATIONS 2009 No. 3042(260kB.pdf)
25/1/10 - The Slough Weir saga exposed
FRR2009 - a warning to lead local flood authorities....
The first preliminary assessment maps and the first preliminary assessment reports for each river basin district must be published before 22nd December 2011 - then further information by December 2013 and 2015.
Caroline Spelman MP for Meriden, Secretary of State for Environment
Flood and Water Management Act 2010
'In my opinion this new legislation (FRR 2009 and FWMB 2010)
could have done more to ensure that watercourses were properly maintained
- thus reducing the probability of flooding' (Ewan Larcombe).
Do you live near a raised reservoir or dam?
Defra Consultation: Ministerial direction for reservoir flood plans
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to protect our canals by not selling off property owned by British waterways. Submitted by Ian Rees – Deadline to sign up by: 19 November 2010 – http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/protectourcanals/
I am concerned that the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 allow the lead local flood authority ........to ignore a medium or high probability flood caused only by groundwater. (Memorandum FW20 to Parliament from Ewan Larcombe)
Lords call to revoke the Flood Risk Regulations 2009
In January 2003 ....my village and others downstream were affected by serious flooding from the River Thames and the new £110m Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme. Recommendations......have not been implemented....resulting in bed rise thus increasing the probability of flooding. (Memorandum FW17 to Parliament from Ewan Larcombe)
The Flood Risk Regulations 2009 No. 3042 - in force 10/12/2009
Two interesting stories (complete with pictures) that could easily have been fatal:
River Hull Flood Action Group and contact details
Freuchie Flood Action Group
“We know the Jubilee River works, there is no question about it. Nonetheless, the Atkins reviews do raise important concerns that the Environment Agency is addressing with urgency.” (Chris Birks - EA Thames region director - August 2004)
The EA empire builders continue to give excuses and deny responsibility for flooding, yet demand more money, power and influence without being accountable to the people who pay their wages! Some of the EA are the nicest, most helpful people that you could ever want to meet, but there are others that are smug, arrogant and complacent and I have no confidence that these office-bound button pushers (tied by flawed policies, hindered with conflicts of interest and supported by the longest list of excuses that you have ever seen ) are capable of doing the right job right, or supporting the national interest. I do hope that a new Government will soon take a long hard look at the EA (Ewan Larcombe - a personal view)
Elliot Morley to face criminal charges on 26 November
Elliot Morley and friends
7/7/10 - Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer have started an appeal against a ruling that they should stand trial over their expenses.
11/2/10 - Elliot Morley says he is being denied 'natural justice' (Telegraph)
5/2/10 - Elliot Morley MP to face criminal charges
5/2/10 - Elliot Morley and the 'blame game' (Hansard -March 2003) From the archive!
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