Originally Posted by pathalla
What the hell good is dredging going to do if they are dumping it back in approximately where they took it out? It's a great thing for the dredging firm, they'll be back again and again, they will have lots of repeat business! That photo is totally ridiculous...
They have a contract for 1 year!!!
I DID think this was funny but now I am starting to get seriously annoyed - just at the shear stupidity of it. I think I will give the council a ring tomorrow....
It seems the council have stuck to this advice from Ove Arup - to the letter!!! Notice it doesn't mention a barge to remove the debris - either they thought it was so obvious they didn't mention it or they just missed it - wonder how much the report cost? Ove Arup are a huge consultancy firm.
6.4.3 Purchase of a second hand bucket dredger plus a suitable vessel capable of maneuvering the dredger into place. Cost of initial purchase of both vessels - £36k plus £5k transport costs, together with ongoing operational running costs. The limited financial input is enhanced by the fact that the resale value of the item would still be substantial in the event that long term retention of the dredger was unnecessary. In the initial stages there would be a substantial use of the dredger to create a navigable channel. A subsequent phase of maintenance dredging would then be needed, though the scale of such activity is difficult to quantify beforehand. An added advantage of the dredger being on site is that It could also be used to carry out maintenance dredging within the harbour and provide considerable flexibility to resolve local problems which arose. The second vessel can also be utilized as a harbour workboat in addition to its role in supporting the dredger.