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letter to EA May 04


Active member
9 Jun 2003
> During my short trip from Cookham to Windsor at the weekend, I was
> dissapointed to notice that no action has been taken to clear the
> obstructions by Monkey Island. I am aware that it can take some time to
> discover who should pay for the clearance of trees that have fallen into
> navigation channel, but surely there can be no such problem in this reach,
> as all of the obstructions are on the land of the Hotel.
> Some of the fallen trees extend into an already narrow passage bt 30 or 40
> feet !
> Oakley Court Hotel, by comparison, has done excellent work in tending for
> the river bank, so why does the EA put some pressure on the culprity of
> negect ?
> Michael Bristow
> "The Guvnor" at Cookham