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William Pettigrew


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PostSubject: TAC meeting at westminster   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:05 pm

how did it go?
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Steve Holmes

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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 pm

Dave did a superb presentation on the tidal fish kill and scientific data on what lurgies are the Thames.

Angling Trust and the Salmon & Trout Association were there but it was Dave that Thames Water invited to do a presentation. Ed going to the sewer tour and meeting the Thames Water director furthered relationships no doubt.

Keith Arthur was there - we had a good chat with him and Martin Salter TAC patron and former MP.

All the various river and conservation groups decided to work together to try get this tunnel built....importantly including the RSPB. There isn't a more powerful conservation group in the country and for once they'll be working with anglers Smile

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Ed Randall


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:52 pm

Our very own Mr.Harvey explaining the evils of sewage and water abstraction:

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Richard Crimp

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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:59 pm

Nice! Good work Mr Harvey! Basketball

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Brian Woolsey


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:13 am

good stuff, well done.
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Andrew Hedges


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:31 pm

This is brilliant stuff, great to hear that other groups are willing to work with TAC towards mutual goals. Well done to everyone invloved.
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Ken Bennett


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:03 pm

Great to see the T-A-C putting their case across. Well done David for your efforts.
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David Harvey


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:37 pm

Thanks guys. Was the first real time we have put the case across to our all our peers.

As said it included London Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Thames restoration Trust, EA, River Thames Society, Thames 21, Angling Trust plus Keith Arthur, Ben Weir from the anglers mail and more.

Key to the presentation was the images from June 6th, see here

Plus why it will get worse, abstraction, climate change and of course Hydropower, all these reduce the flow down the river, hence worsening the effects of sewage. No clean water coming down ,the sewage does not get dilluted.

The long periods of dry weather followed by intense storms are now regular, this is worst case senario for our river.

The sewage issue is really beyond just one group, it concerns everyone. The only way to get the real message out is through numbers of voices with the same message, the Tunnel needs to be built and is already long overdue. The river is health hazard to humans and wildlife, the sewage kills all aquatic life and this is in the heart of a modern city.

Next week the 2nd phase of the consultation comes out, doing nothing is simply not an option.
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Jeffery Tomes

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PostSubject: sewage   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:23 pm

i have been fishing the lower at barnes the last couple of week-ends,
and the signs are a bit better dace roach a few bream and lots of small bass,
which have been around for a couple of months now.
i have put up and given out some posters concerning the sewage when you talk to ,
local people you do get mixed feelings about the tunnel project i think they are more,
worried about traffic mucking up there school run
i think thames water missed a great chance to start some work years ago when the
old water ,
works now the wet-lands center was formed it was a vast site but they sold it off.

keep up all your good work.

jeff tomes.
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David Harvey


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:07 am

Hi Jeff, great first post mate and good to hear the fish are feeding. We had a fish in down at Barnes a little while, did we meet you then?

You are spot on about the lack of knowledge about why the Tunnel is needed, its a fact we often state that one side of flood defence is fashionable West London, the other side is raw sewage at times.

Cheers for pushing the message locally and thanks for getting involved on here.
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James Mitchell


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PostSubject: Re: TAC meeting at westminster   Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:56 pm

Is there anything in particular we as individuals can be doing to make sure this tunnel gets built? Write to local MPs, for instance?
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