Michael Gove pressures the Environment Agency

Truly excellent work from our MP, Michael Gove, who continues to exert pressure on the Environment Agency to ensure Surrey Heath’s needs are not overlooked. Press reports in the Camberley News on Friday 9th November state:

“In a statement to Mr Gove, the [Environment] agency said that after a successful pilot scheme on the River Crondall its hydrometry team was looking at the merits of direct dial alarms on the Lightwater Stream and Windle Brook.”

The article reported further on works the agency will carry out to improve the flow of rivers,

“[The Environment Agency] will clear the Windle Brook in Bagshot from the A30 to the A322 to rid it of debris and obstructions, and trim weeds. A tree at risk of failing into the Lightwater Stream will be removed as part of channel clearance work from Guilford Road to the A322.”

They report Michael Gove saying,

“I will continue to press for action in specific areas on behalf of the many residents who are not covered by the plans.”

UPDATE: I can report that I’ve seen the Environment Agency work team clearing the debris from Windle Brook in Bagshot near the bridge in Bridge Road. 

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