We’re continuing to make progress at Chasewater. This week: the last of the asbestos was removed and disposed of safely. Pool Bridge has been demolished to make way for the new, wider bridge. Work has started to create a wider culvert through the causeway, to make sure water can flow quickly into the main reservoir [...]
Monthly Archive for March, 2011
You too can watch Chasewater’s 8 seconds of Countryfile fame on BBC iPlayer – log on to www.bbc.co.uk and search for Countryfile! But make sure you don’t pop out to make tea, or blink, at around 12.46 minutes in, or you may miss Chasewater’s moment of fame!
This week: 1. Work in 9-foot pool has continued, with the re-grading of the pool banks and spillway. 2. The Pool Road bridge has now been completely demolished. 3. The spoil heap, which is contaminated with asbestos, at the northern end of the dam is being removed by our contractors, Grontmij. It should be all gone by [...]
As part of the works to the dam, Galliford Try is demolishing the bridge on Pool Road to create a new improved version.
This week we have made some good progress, and we’ve posted our update on Friday! The sheet piles have arrived and they are stored on the north shore ready for installation to the toe of the dam. Work has continued in 9-foot pool – the profiling of the banks to the pool and to the [...]
I would have posted this yesterday, but it took 24 hours for my fingers to thaw out! Yesterday afternoon John Craven (and his production team including Bal the sound man, Micky the cameraman and Dean the director) from BBC1’s Countryfile visited Chasewater country park. They filmed the dam, the reservoir, and also interviewed Neil Turner, Director of Leisure [...]
I know it’s Monday again, but better late than never! This week we have been progressing in a couple of areas: Work has continued to prepare the area known as 9-foot pool. The crassula, or New Zealand pygmy weed, has been removed to a properly licensed disposal site. We have started to re-profile the banks [...]