All the latest news is now added to the end of the Jubilee River story
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. According to FRR 2009 (clause 20 (3)a) the lead local flood authority is able to ignore a medium or high probability flood caused only by groundwater. (Memorandum FW20 from Ewan Larcombe)
In January 2003 and for the first time since 1947 my village and others downstream were affected by serious flooding from the River Thames and the new £110m Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme. Recommendations (about Thames dredging) from the official report in April 2004 have not been implemented. The river suffers from an ever-reducing capacity due to lack of maintenance, resulting in bed rise thus increasing the probability of flooding. (Memorandum FW17 from Ewan Larcombe)
21/10/10 - Welcome to the Jubilee River swamp (Will the EA ever admit their mistakes?).
21/10/10 - Thames wins International Theiss River Prize (£218,000)
18/10/10 - Link to submission FFW 05 (to House of Commons EFRA Committee)
14/10/10 - Quango cost cutting - changes to Environment Agency
13/10/10 - Algae at Slough Weir - panoramic - August 2010
7/7/10 - Dates set for six Parliamentary expenses fraud trials
7/10/10 - An invitation from Efra Committee requesting written evidence on flooding - closed 7 October
5/10/10 - Insurance warning over flooding from AA Insurance
4/10/10 - Weed eating weevils (South Yorkshire Times)
3/10/10 - The cost of Quangos (Guardian.co.uk)
30/9/10 - Homes to benefit from flood fund water defence boost (Grange Local)
28/9/10 - Learning the lessons - Julie Swinburne - South Ulverston FLAG (NFF mag)
17/9/10 - Implementation of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (e-mail from Defra)
15/9/10 - Invitation from Efra Committee requesting written evidence on flooding by 7 October
14/9/10 - Now shamed MPs ask Supreme Court to throw out expenses fiddling charges
13/9/10 - H.M. Treasury Spending Challenge (suggestions on Defra and the EA)
12/9/10 - Flood risk management: an introduction and checklist for local authorities from IDeA
7/9/10 - Farmer-funded sea defence group boosted by DEFRA visit (FWI)
7/9/10 - EA submits planning application for three plots of land in Eton Road, Datchet.
3/9/10 - Morpeth - Two years on and still waiting for flood scheme
1/9/10 - Explanatory memorandum to the FLOOD RISK REGULATIONS 2009 No. 3042(260kB.pdf)
31/8/10 - Draft strategy for skills and capacity building in LA's for local FRM (Defra)
27/8/10 - Angry residents demand answers about dead fish
Thames Water last week admitted it released a toxic flood of blue-green algae into the water.
21/8/10 - Read Ian Tomes response to 'Algae at Slough Weir'
17/8/10 - Algae in the Jubilee River - August 2010 and still a problem at Slough Weir
17/8/10 - Myrke flood bank continues to degrade
15/8/10 - Defra plan to sell off nature reserves risks 'austerity countryside' (Guardian)
(The Environment Agency previously attempted to sell off the Thames lock keepers cottages in April 2008 - so what next?)
9/8/10 - Revised response form to Morpeth Insurance Conference - 2/10/2010
9/8/10 - Myrke Ditch - A letter from Ian Tomes (Flood Risk Manager - South East)
7/8/10 - Thames River levels now available on-line.
6/8/10 - People in Morpeth who suffer sleepless nights when it rains must be reassured they will be protected against more floods, say county councillors. (Morpeth Herald).
6/8/10 - Wraysbury Drain - Water gone!
6/8/10 - Datchet Common Brook at Horton Road (EA responsibility) un-maintained!!!
5/8/10 - Datchet Common Brook (Main River - EA responsibility) un-maintained!!!!!
5/8/10 - Myrke Ditch (Main River - EA responsibility) polluted and un-maintained!!!
4/8/10 - The'Big Society' speech by PM David Cameron
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