The River Thames Scheme – Drop-in Sessions
The River Thames Scheme is a large programme that will reduce flood risk to all communities between Datchet and Teddington. It includes:
· major engineering work to construct a new flood channel in 3 sections between Datchet and Shepperton
· improving the flow capacity of three existing weirs on the River Thames near to Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington locks
· working with communities to raise awareness and support them in preparing for floods, response and recovery.
We anticipate that work on the weirs may commence in 2018 at the earliest.
We are holding a series of public drop-in sessions, at locations close to each of the weirs on the following dates:
· Tuesday 15 March – Sunbury Court Conference Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5PL
· Wednesday 16 March – Molesey Boat Club, Barge Walk, Easy Molesey, KT8 9AJ
· Tuesday 22 March – Tamesis Sailing Club, Trowlock Way, Broom Road,Teddington TW11 9Q
Please drop in to any of the sessions at any time between 4pm and 8pm. There is no need to book in advance.
There will be information about all of the weirs at all venues. This will include preliminary construction timescales, options for the location of the works and options for the appearance of the changes for each weir and the immediate surroundings. There will also be information about the other components of the River Thames Scheme.
I hope you can attend as we would like to hear your views and include your local knowledge. We will also have staff available to answer questions about how the works may affect local residents. If however, you are unable to come along please and have questions, please contact Tina Donaldson, River Thames Scheme Community Resilience Advisor for Elmbridge, Richmond & Kingston boroughs