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Old 01 April 2007, 22:26   #11
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Cod wants off the Sod!

Its got to be maddening given the weather is now breaking and boating is ever more tempting! Problem with these kind of situations is somehow the people making decisions don't have a clue... usually someone on a board or council who has never spent any time on the water nor have any knowledge pertaining to the activity they are directing... A barge? What do we need one of those for??
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Old 02 April 2007, 15:24   #12
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Tell me about it.

Here's the proof - who's nicked the barge???

Maybe they should use the little rowing boat - I would even tow it for them - may take a while but got to be more effective than what these idiots are doing!!!
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I hope you have photoshoped the photos for a giggle. they can't be that daft can they... that is just silly.
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I hope you have photoshoped the photos for a giggle. they can't be that daft can they... that is just silly.
I wish - yes they CAN and ARE that silly!!!
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The idiots are running the insane asylum..

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...
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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.

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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.
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Look on the bright side

At least they are trying to help, and as the old saying goes “it is the thought that counts”
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I seem to have got to the bottom of it - it is all Tony Blair's fault!!! Well his government anyway.

Apparently the council can't get a licence to take the sand away from the site as it is a nature conservancy area. It is obviously much better for the environment to run a dredger 365 days a year to fill back in the hole it has dug!!!
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but the important question is............. how long till you can get in and out on your RIB, other than at spring high?

are they going to mark this new supper fantastic channel or just hope you all find it?
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I seem to have got to the bottom of it - it is all Tony Blair's fault!!! Well his government anyway.

Apparently the council can't get a licence to take the sand away from the site as it is a nature conservancy area. It is obviously much better for the environment to run a dredger 365 days a year to fill back in the hole it has dug!!!
What a typical waste of tax payers money What bleeding use is that ?
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