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#1 Anglers' Net

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:00 AM

After years of lobbying against excessive water abstraction from the Upper Kennet, angling and conservation groups - backed by local MP Richard Benyon - have given a warm welcome to the announcement from Thames Water for a new £25 million drinking water pipeline that will significantly reduce the amount of water taken every day from the famous Wiltshire and Berkshire chalk stream.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:57 PM

Hooray - fantastic news - extraction at Axford has been a real scourge of the Kennet ever since it was drilled.

 

That's made my day - hope it really does happen!

 

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

Chris personally it has always surprised me with the number of large clear water pits in the Cotswold water park and it`s proximity to Swindon they didn`t look there years ago


We are not putting it back it is a lump now put that curry down and go and get the scales

have I told you abouit the cruise control on my Volvo ,,,,,,,bla bla bla Barder rod has it come yet?? and don`t even start me on Chris Lythe :bleh:  :icecream:


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

Exactly - the plan to pipe water from Farmoor has been mooted for years - so this decision is long over due!

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