Manor farm floods footpath. Fleet Hill farm entrance gets new gate. No sign of Inert on Manor farm. 23rd November 2022
Restoration of Manor farm seems almost a repeat of last year. Inert stop working on Manor farm until next year.
However, there are grounds for optimism that this might not be the case. Firstly, our old faithful pump was chugging away, pumpfully trying to empty the current Manor lake. It's having a tough time. This November has been one of the wettest on record; we've already had the usual amount for November, and there is still a lot forecast for the coming week. Secondly, the gates over the bailey bridge are wide open to plant traffic. One gate is still off its hinges. Thirdly, some of the work is scheduled to be done in spring 2023.
Inert have been on Manor farm, since last week. The dredging bucket and spade have gone. Other than that, I am hard pushed to figure what if anything has been done to the site.
Restoration is still in full swing on Chandlers farm. Still loads of lorries of spoil being trucked in and/or moved around. There's mountains of stuff lying around in large mounds on Chandlers farm. I have no idea what is going on.
The southern entrance to Fleet Hill farm appears to have a shiny new gate. I can't honestly remember what was there before. Whatever is there now is very shiny.
Manor farm, just north of the sewage works, has flooded, with water crossing over on to the southern (aka Blackwater) footpath, and thence draining under the Longwater road via the southern culvert.
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