Following on from my previous blog on this subject the work on the river melde underneath the bridge has now been completed. I went along to take some photos. The first shows the narrowing of the river bed above the bridge and the other two show the new raised bed under the bridge as the water flows away:
The scheme is designed to stop the bed silting up by creating a faster flow of water. There was a report in the Royston Weekly News a short while ago. The large bags of gravel were lowered from the roadway above. A group of volunteers were organised to do the work of shifting the gravel into the right place under the supervision of Rob Mungoven, the local environmental officer. All in all this part of the River Melde looks much better.