Lune flood defences at Kirkby Lonsdale stolen only days after installation

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NEW riverside defences installed along the River Lune in Kirkby Lonsdale were stolen just three days after completion of the project.

The timber wall, part of improvement of the path, was put in place by Cumbria County Council contractors and finished on January 28.

By January 31, the wooden planking and poles used to prevent the bank from erosion had been stolen.

Town counc Nick Cotton said: “It is very disappointing and frustrating that such a vital piece of flood defence should have been stolen, leaving the bank exposed to erosion when the river is in spate.

"We have worked hard to raise the money for this work and this is a real setback for us and all the people who use the path.”

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4:35pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Guanajuato says...

May want to check with any locals who are opposed to the path being reasonably usable.
May want to check with any locals who are opposed to the path being reasonably usable. Guanajuato
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4:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Sexylady23 says...

There could of washed away down the river becuz it was a poor job the council did to fix them so stop passing the book
There could of washed away down the river becuz it was a poor job the council did to fix them so stop passing the book Sexylady23
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8:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13

magical trevor says...

'They' and 'Because' and 'Buck' Sorry to be so pedantic.
'They' and 'Because' and 'Buck' Sorry to be so pedantic. magical trevor
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9:46pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Kendmoor says...

Wouldn't it also be 'have' instead of 'of' as well? ;)
Wouldn't it also be 'have' instead of 'of' as well? ;) Kendmoor
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11:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

gibbo692 says...

why would anyone really want to steal some bits of planks from the river side,,the river has been in flood many times,and the power of water down that stretch of river would be enough to wash it away.all it needs is some debris like tree trunks etc when in flood to batter it or get behind it and rip it out.
probably better off with concrete or stones bedded in with wire mesh.
as for planks and poles being stolen that is a easy kop out for a poor job done
why would anyone really want to steal some bits of planks from the river side,,the river has been in flood many times,and the power of water down that stretch of river would be enough to wash it away.all it needs is some debris like tree trunks etc when in flood to batter it or get behind it and rip it out. probably better off with concrete or stones bedded in with wire mesh. as for planks and poles being stolen that is a easy kop out for a poor job done gibbo692
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