Early morning 12th Feb saw a team from the environment agency start dredging the river just off The Quay near the bridge (see below).
Throughout last summer larger cruisers and narrow boats regularly hit the river bed by sailing too close to the marker buoys.
While the main navigation is 2.5 – 3 metres deep, the depth behind the markers can be a little as 1 metre and in mid-summer perhaps less. Passers by were enthralled to watch the mechanical digger mysteriously float as it redistributed the sandy shale.