We arranged to meet Guildford Borough Council to collect materials for the work on the steps at Shalford, and have started the job. We took out the lower step that was out of line and put in a new one, and also replaced the one that was missing above it. We have enough materials to put a few more in going down the slope, which we’ll aim to get done in the next month.
We noted that there are 3 trees keeling over upstream of the ‘jumping’ bridge – one on its own is now at 45 Degrees, and will be down soon. We have mentioned to J.
J has sent a plan of ‘dog’ holes – should be called cow holes – that need to be filled or screened off to prevent cattle getting into the water. The locations are on the path that goes alongside the river (not the navigation) from the weir, upstream of the lengthsman’s cottage (moor by the little landing stage just before the iron railway bridge). I will send copies to other skippers likely to be doing the work.
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