From the IPA
We’ve been in contact with the EA about some planned works on the Ivel that will potentially impact upon IPA fishing for their duration. We received the following email from Tamsyn Ellway at the EA this morning. Perhaps you can let your members know, especially about the works on Broom Sluice (Jordan’s) as that upstream stretch is popular for roach fishing in winter. .
The works at Broom Sluice will include the following:
a) refurbishing the superstructure, counterbalance and gate,
b) replacing the wire ropes,
c) replacing the existing motor and gearbox drive system with an actuator drive
d) Installing hand railing near the actuator
e) Installing inward opening spring gated access to top gangway
f) applying new surface protection to the structure and telemetry kiosk
g) patch repairing/re-pointing masonry and block stone upstream and downstream along the channel walls up to the disused mitre door recesses.
To provide a dry working area while undertaking the works we will be damming off the channel upstream and downstream of the sluice gate. The intention is to discharge flows around the mill channel and maintain the current retention levels during the works. The works should not impact upon river levels in the longer term.
Works at Broom sluice are due to start in late November 2017 and are expected to take 7-8 weeks to complete.
Langford Firegate Sluice, also known as the New Bypass Sluice was constructed in 1946 and is situated approx. 50m upstream of Langford Mill at TL 18325 41281 and at the head of one of the two side channels at Langford. Please see map location image below.
Planned works at the Firegate Sluice and Langford Mill are planned in the period from January – March 2018. The structures will be repaired in turn, we anticipate being able to control levels and flows whilst maintaining retention levels using the structure that is not being repaired at that point. We anticipate minimal impacts on levels/flows upstream. We do not anticipate any long term impacts on levels or flows.
If you have any further questions on these works please contact Asset.Perform.Bed@environment- agency.gov.uk.