Oxford FAS and the Weirs Mill Stream boating community

On 20 February one of us joined local councillors and others on a visit to the residential boat community at Weirs Mill Stream, on the weir pool below Donnington Bridge Road.

Residents are  understandably concerned that one of the options (Area 7, Option A) for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme in this part of Oxford would mean them being displaced from their homes for many months, destruction of part of the land where their boats are legally moored and resultant loss of moorings.

There are alternatives which would avoid this: Option C, which crosses open land and would disrupt no one, seems likely to be the best and very likely the cheapest. We therefore oppose Option A.