T: 023 8086 4500 | M: 075 4532 5209 | E: dharrison100@aol.com

T: 023 8086 4500
M: 075 4532 5209
E: dharrison100@aol.com

Councillor Davod Harrison

Appeal For River Photographs

River photographs wanted
River photographs wanted

This is one of the photographs I took this week of the silted river that runs under “Rum Bridge”.

The Environment Agency has told me that they don’t consider that the silt constitutes a significantly increased risk of flooding to nearby homes. However, because I have pressed them, they have said they will continue monitoring the situation.

I must say that I have my doubts about what I am told.

It stands to reason that heavy silting is going to interfere with the free flow of water at times when there is a very heavy and prolonged spell of rain.

If a large volume of water cannot get under the bridge, then what is going to happen?

I thought it might be useful to ask if anyone has some similar photographs of the silting of the river taken some years ago?

It might be useful to compare and contrast, to see how the silt has built up.

Has it been like this for 20 years, or is it now worse than ever?

I don’t have the power to instruct the Environment Agency how and when to use their resources and I am concerned that this is a government agency that has suffered more than most from “cut backs”.

Some photographs with approximate dates might help persuade them that a timely dredge might be justified.


Sign up to David's latest stories which are delivered to your inbox in the morning. Please note: your details including your email address will not be sold or given to a third party. 
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Leave a Comment

Search the site

Latest News

Marchwood HWRC

Recycling changes on the way

There is often a lot of confusion about what items will be accepted at the Household Waste recycling centres.

Just Giving Logo

Just Giving

Too many people are falling victim to cancer and it sometimes affects young people with families.

Carillion logo

Collapse of Carillion

I have still to find out what the collapse of Carillion will mean to contracts it held In Hampshire.

Brokenford Lane Units, picture via Daily Echo

Brown Field and the Bottlenick

I think most people will agree that it would be a very good thing to see these old industrial units, located at the end of Brokenford Lane, Totton, demolished.

Six months old baby boy drinking breastmilk


It’s strange how a posting on one topic can sometimes excite a lot of comment on an unrelated one, but I see that a good news story about the refurbishment of Totton library…