Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Supporting the Lockies

Oxfordshire county council has approved a motion calling the EA to review its decision to sell of lock keepers cottages. Rather sweetly in a different article "Ms McKeever" says that "we have been running the river in the same way for 40 to 50 years and we need to modernise our working practices"

I wonder what exactly modernising working practice IS? In the Abingdon Herald MS MCKeever also said "We discussed with some of them the new technology we are currently investigaging, which include web cameras for weirs and other new communication systems."

I just LOVE the idea of web cameras for Weirs... is a web camera really going to pootle over to the weir and do a million turns on the manual mechanism to control water levels?!


Rather sweetly she does go on to say that "We are not selling Godstow OR Sandford Lock so that they can maintain operational control of the sites should we need them in the future". So, they aren't going to need any of the others then? What I particularly like is how they are just going to sell the houses off without actually testing any of this 'modernisation' so there will be absolutely no going back OR they will have to go crawling back to the new owners of the cottages and buy them back at an extortionate price.

Hurrah!

The quicker the decision to sell the cottages is overturned the better.

2 Comments:

Blogger Miss T said...

And of of course the people who buy the cottages will object to all the noise and dirty bargees....

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe all boaters should buy the cottages and have their own winter accomodation and private moorings, is that a good plan? dunno

Free2live

ps; oh money right!

5:06 PM  

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