Rehabilitating Ferry Hinksey ditch

22 March 2012

Work is well advanced in rehabilitating a ditch on the west edge of the Ferry Hinksey trading estate, at the east end of Willow Walk. We pointed out some time ago that this ditch had deteriorated to the extent of disappearing in places, and being completely cut off in others. Oxford City Council, led by engineer Steve Smith, designed and obtained government funding for the work. About 90% is now complete, but finishing is delayed by finding two high voltage cables that are not shown on any utility company records. Once this is sorted out the work will be completed. Well done to all concerned.