Category Archives: River Thames

Environment Agency neglects the basics

Many factors contributed to the severity of the recent Oxford floods – a lot of rain fell in a short time; the Government reneged on its flood defence funding commitments; Oxford’s developer-friendly planning officers, too idle to think beyond getting … Continue reading

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Oxford models Health and Safety nonsense

“We have them here in droves at Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council. The councillor who chopped down the willow trees of Osney with no warning or consultation (or, as it turned out, any evidence of actual danger from … Continue reading

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Oxford floods keep rising

I have been watching various markers on Port Meadow, by the River Thames at Oxford. One is the wooden walkway which runs between the boats and the trees in the photographs below of Medley. On Sunday the top of the … Continue reading

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Signs to ignore in Oxford

The picture below was taken at Medley Weir at the end of June 2007. The bright red sign first went up at the end of January, when a boy drowned in the River Thames just behind the left-hand gate post. … Continue reading

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Riverside neglect at Oxford

This could be one of the most beautiful spots in Oxford. It lies where the Sheepwash Channel meets the River Thames, just north of the Botley Road. It was once well looked-after and one could sit and gaze on the … Continue reading

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