Archive for June, 2012

Another year, another culvert camera survey.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
The saga of the Chesham culvert continues. Yesterday we had the third camera survey of the culvert. Heaven knows what all this costs. All we can be sure of is who is paying.
This survey appears to have been done in an efficient and workmanlike manner by Transport for Buckinghamshire and concentrated on the publicly owned parts. This is in contrast to the approach of the Environment Agency who gilded the lily (job creation scheme?) to include the whole culvert. Memories of an hysterical EA flunky scooting around town hands clutched to head screaming “IT’S A CRISIS, IT’S A CRISIS”. That was probably two years ago now.
Do I sense a grasp of reality in Transport for Buckinghamshire after recent staff changes. There is (or may be) a problem in Market square. The solution? Fix it at the lowest possible cost in the shortest possible time. Why? Because the restriction barriers are legally ineffectual and an eyesore which does Chesham High Street no favours.
Don’t let the environment agency turn it into a calamity: the country does not have that kind of money any more.

The saga of the Chesham culvert continues. Yesterday we had the third camera survey of the culvert. Heaven knows what all this costs. All we can be sure of is who is paying.

This survey appears to have been done in an efficient and workmanlike manner by Transport for Buckinghamshire and concentrated on the publicly owned parts. This is in contrast to the approach of the Environment Agency who gilded the lily (job creation scheme?) to include the whole culvert. Memories of an hysterical EA flunky scooting around town hands clutched to head screaming “IT’S A CRISIS, IT’S A CRISIS”. That was probably two years ago now.

Do I sense a grasp of reality in Transport for Buckinghamshire after recent staff changes. There is (or may be) a problem in Market square. The solution? Fix it at the lowest possible cost in the shortest possible time. Why? Because the restriction barriers are legally ineffectual and an eyesore which does Chesham High Street no favours.

Don’t let the environment agency turn it into a calamity: the country does not have that kind of money any more.