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  1. Final Stage of Saltmarsh

    By Janette Brown on March 3rd, 2016

    Subject to receipt of a licence from the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) the WFDG are planning to implement the final stage of saltmarsh restoration works in order to protect the new raised and strengthened river footpath. This work is being …

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  2. Inauguration of the new river flood defence and nature reserve

    By Janette Brown on November 16th, 2015

    at Waldringfield on 1 December 2015   New Waldringfield nature reserve with a scrape and two islands On 1st December the Waldringfield Flood Defence Group and the Trustees of the estate of   Reverend John Pretyman-Waller will celebrate the …

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  3. Opening of Footpath

    By Janette Brown on November 11th, 2015

    The final moving out of diggers and the contractos' cabins is happening this Friday 13th and Monday 16th.  Please take care on Sandy Lane, Cliff Road, School Road and coming in and out of the village.  The river wall footpath should be open over …

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  4. FOOTPATH CLOSURE

    By Janette Brown on September 23rd, 2015

    Many thanks to those of you who have been respecting the footpath closure over the last couple of weeks, while we are finishing work on raising and strengthening the new river wall.  We envisage that heavy machinery will continue to operate on the …

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  5. Footpath Re-opens 3rd July 2015

    By Janette Brown on July 2nd, 2015

    I am happy to tell you that the river footpath from Swan's Nest to Turner's Bench is open for the summer. Works on Dairy Farm Marsh and the footpath are completed for now, but will restart in the central section at the beginning of September. Until …

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  6. Road Resurfacing Thursday 2nd July

    By Ged Morgan on June 23rd, 2015

    Jacksons are going to be returning to site commencing next Monday 29th June. Much of the work will take place in the Boatyard but please be aware that on THURSDAY 2ND JULY THEY WILL BE RESURFACING THE ROAD ON THE QUAY, INCLUDING SPRAYING HOT TARMAC …

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  7. IDB Returns to Site

    By Karen Thomas and Janette Brown on June 23rd, 2015

    Apologies for the short notice on this but just informed this morning:  "There will be a lorry drop off today for the small machines and potentially other vehicle movements tomorrow as we are finishing at Snape quicker than expected. Please expect …

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  8. Wildlife on Dairy Farm Marsh in May

    By Janette Brown on May 31st, 2015

    Two pairs of shelduck seem to have settled in on the scrape – one on each island. There was also a lone oystercatcher and a black-headed gull. Another pair of shelduck were seen on one occasion in the new ditch, which has also hosted two little …

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  9. Water Voles Stop Work

    By Donna Morgan on May 1st, 2015

    Frustrating.  Yes.  But these small furry creatures cannot be moved without a licence that is estimated to cost between £60,000 to £90,000 and so postponing work is the only cost effective option.  WFDG has had many site meetings with the …

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  10. Wildlife on Dairy Farm Marsh in April

    By Janette Brown on April 30th, 2015

    During March the ecologists commissioned by the Internal Drainage Board had confirmed the presence of water voles in the middle section of the old borrow dyke and common lizards at the Swan’s Nest end. At least six common lizards were seen. They …

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