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The River Thames Floods from the Source to the Sea

The River Thames is liable to flooding, always has been and always will be, BUT . . . .

The future of flood prevention schemes is among the top priorities on which the River Thames Alliance will continue to lobby.

We believe that the best way to ensure that we get the flood policy for the Thames that suits us all best is to make sure that we put a united proposal to the majority Government in Westminster. Achieved by working closely with the Environment Agency and the other major stakeholders that our membership uniquely represents. We are the over-arching body to deliver real results.

We understand in times of flood the ever rising flood water is a frightening thing if you live close to the River Thames. It can cause huge hardship and loss too. The RTA are very closely involved with all Authorities to lower risks via town and country planning policy and liaison with emergency services.

The flood water is a real threat and a danger not only to people and animals but to the economy too. The RTA continue to work with the E.A., the Government, local Authorities and rural Farmers via the NFU to reduce new building on the flood plain, to clear drainage ditches and to improve farming methodologies and education.

All In The Same Boat

Excessive flood water affects rural farmers in many ways, not least the loss of many cattle through drowning. Floods make arable land worthless, affects crops and puts up the food prices for all of us, and so we are all in the same boat on that count.

RTA plan to work with DEFRA to educate young farmers and to try and change the habits of a lifetime with the more mature.

The flood water disrupts in towns and cities quite often nowhere near the river itself. Transport can be disrupted, traffic diverted and even little dogs can be alarmed, not to mention those who have to take them walkies.

Indeed the flood water always leaves a trail of devastation for home, businesses and boat owners too. Sunken homes and sunken boats can be very expensive to replace. Whilst the tears and lost personal momentos can be devastating

The RTA cares about everyone all along the River Thames. We will lobby for you and provide HELP and ADVICE too.

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Reading Borough Council's new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Thames is now open. Measuring 123 metres long, the landmark structure is now open for public use. The bridge opens up a key new route for pedestrians and cyclists direct from Caversham into the Town Centre and Reading Station.

Tony Page, Reading Borough Council's Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Transport and Planning, said: "Now the bridge is complete I am sure that most people will agree this is a stunning new landmark for Reading,

Reading's New River Bridge Opens

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