Councillors see Environment Agency’s progress on fish pass near Tallington

Tallington parish councillors visit the site of The Environment Agency's project to build a fish pass at a Gauging Station Weir on the River Welland.'From left, Paul Marshall of Galliford Try, Simon Booney and James Askam of the Environment Agency, coun Rob Golland, Alan Thurlby Angela Scott of the Environment Agency, coun Geoff Mayling, Andy Thurlby, George Waterhouse and coun John Smith
Tallington parish councillors visit the site of The Environment Agency's project to build a fish pass at a Gauging Station Weir on the River Welland.'From left, Paul Marshall of Galliford Try, Simon Booney and James Askam of the Environment Agency, coun Rob Golland, Alan Thurlby Angela Scott of the Environment Agency, coun Geoff Mayling, Andy Thurlby, George Waterhouse and coun John Smith

Parish councillors were invited to see the progress on a pass to allow fish to swim past a weir.

The Environment Agency is building a fish pass at a gauging station on the River Welland near Tallington.

Members of Tallington Parish Council visited the site to get an update on the work.

The Environment Agency and contractor Galliford Try explained to councillors how the pass would work and is being built.

This was followed by a guided tour of the works.

Parish council chairman Coun Geoff Mayling said: “We enjoyed an informative session and are keen to ensure that our community have the opportunity to attend a similar meeting as the works reach completion.”

Tallington gauging station provides information for flood risk management but acts as a barrier to fish migration, including the endangered European eel. The fish pass is being funded by Defra .