More safety measures to be installed along River Avon in Bath

Following a review by the multi-agency River Safety Group, the Environment Agency will erect temporary railings this week down the left-hand side of the sloped riverside pathway leading down from Green Park Road. Permanent railings will be installed from mid-January 2015 by the Council.

The River Safety Group has been formed to provide a response to safety issues along the River Avon in Bath and North East Somerset, and regularly reviews safety arrangements. This latest safety measure has been added to a programme of works planned for the new year.

Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Leader of Council, said: “As a member of the multi-agency River Safety Group, Bath & North East Somerset Council is to install permanent fencing on this pathway from 19th January, 2015. In the interim, we’re grateful to the Environment Agency for also taking action to put in a temporary fence prior to Christmas. This should act as a barrier to help prevent any future incidents of anyone accidentally leaving this path.

Read the full story at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s website

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