Shire Hall’s flood boss has again called on the Environment Agency to commit to dredge Gloucestershire’s rivers.
Councillor Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, was asked if Gloucestershire County Council will dredge the smaller rivers it is responsible for by the leader of the county’s Labour Group Lesley Williams.
Mr Smith said the county council already removes silt and mud from its watercourses.
“What we want is for the Environment Agency to take the same approach with main rivers,” he said.
“It’s worth noting that many of the ‘main rivers’ in Gloucestershire for which the EA is responsible are actually quite small indeed.”