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Dry dock makeover 15 Mar 2019 The vegetation around the dry dock at lock 1 controlled.

The original plan of painting the lock keepers hut at lock 1 was thwarted by inclement weather so BCS enacted plan B. The vegetation around the dry dock was cut back and the area tidied up. This included removing a large piece of oak (part of a balance beam) that had to be cut into three with a chainsaw before it could be lifted out of the bypass weir.  The flower beds were dug back ready for the placement of edging boards and turf at a later date. At the end of the day eight 'one-ton' bags of brash and much else was loaded onto the truck with the help of Brian Eales from CRT. 


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