Plea to EA over silt in River Steeping near Wainfleet

Badgers may have hit the headlines regarding the risk of flooding in Wainfleet, but underlying fears are growing about the impact on hundreds of homes and farmland should the banks of the River Steeping ever burst.
As the Environment Agency (EA) defends its work to clear badger setts from the banks following calls by a county councillor for a cull, the Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board (LMDB) is appealing to the authority to work with them and get the badly silted river dredged.
The drainage board’s frustration has been revealed following an article outlining Coun Chris Pain’s FOI request on the... read more

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