Monday, November 30, 2009

Croydon Council digging for oil in Wandle Park

Projected cuts in central government grants have forced Croydon Council accountants to think outside the box. Last Tuesday contractors were found even digging for oil.

Okay, what these guys are actually doing is surveying the culvert . The objective is to return the River Wandle to the surface of the park but data on the water levels is 10 years old. The reality is that it might not be feasible or cost effective.
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1 comment:

Sue said...

Could look great if they are able to - Ladywell Fields, Cornmill Gardens and Chinbrook Meadows in Lewisham have all been transformed by works over the past few years to renaturalise rivers that were stuck in concrete culverts - none were actually under the ground as far as I know, though.

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