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Superfast Broadband Project Update December 2017

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newsletter 17-12

Crime Prevention and Property Marking Surgery in Earlswood

Earlswood Lakes Update

Robert Warner, the  project manager for the Canal & River Trust, has provided this update regarding the state of play at The Lakes.

It has been brought to the attention of the Environment Agency and subsequently to the Trust that the illegal introduction of a number of wels catfish (believed to be around 30) into all three of the reservoirs has taken place during 2017. Wels catfish are a non-native fish species that the Trust are not permitted to keep.

Consequently, the EA has issued a notice of variation of permit conditions requiring the removal of the catfish. At present the reservoirs have a holding of approximately 30%, only once in the last 19 years have the reservoirs been lower. As such, undertaking a fish rescue and emergency repairs to the valves with immediate effect will reduce the impact on the fishery and water resources for future years.

As I’m sure you’re aware, the water levels are currently reducing – we have pencilled w/c 27th November for the first fish rescue at Engine Pool, with Windmill Pool to follow. The levels will be drawn down significantly during this period, with an obvious impact upon activities in & around the lakes.

Unfortunately, due to the weight restrictions on Malthouse Lane, the pumps required for the drawdown could only be sited on the southern end of the causeway. Given the rate of inflows into Engine Pool, the pumps may need to run over a 24hr period for a minimum of 4 to 5 days to enable the water levels to drop and not recharge overnight. This will help to significantly reduce the overall duration of pumping activities.

I have been out to Earlswood last week to speak to affected residents on Malthouse Lane to inform them of the plans and to keep them in the loop regarding any potential disruption.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this period. I’m happy to provide updates as works progress.


Superfast Broadband Project Update November 2017

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newsletter 17-11

Canal and River Trust removes catfish from Earlswood Lakes

Click on the link below to read the press release from the CRT

Press Release Nov 2017 CAT FISH

Howdenjones at Earlswood Village Hall

Superfast Broadband Project Update October 2017

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 17-10 – Wave 8

Superfast Broadband Project Update September 2017

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newsletter 17-09 – Contract 3


Aggravated car related burglary - hand over your keys

If you are the victim of aggravated burglary which is car related, current police advice is to hand over your car keys.
Nobody wants to do this of course but we have had an incident where car thieves broke into an occupied house, causing extensive damage and injury to the occupants.  They wanted the car parked on the driveway and were prepared to use brute force and a knife to get the keys.
Rather than risk injury, should you be in this situation, all advice is to hand over your keys and hopefully avoid any injury to yourselves.
If you have a BMW/Audi or other sports vehicle then please put it in your garage out of sight if you can.  This was a frightening experience for those involved and while we do not want to panic people being prepared is best.
They are not interested in older or modest family cars so most of us won’t be affected but for those who are then we hope this advice will be timely.