Extreme Flooding caused by silt blockages under water courses

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Dear Environment Agency,

DEFRA in form me the E.A. have information pertinent to a FOI I request.
This is a FOI request.

At present many train bridges locally spanning the Thames and in other area's I have seen show how over many decades silt / sediment and organic matter have increasingly built up a reduction of maximun flow volume under bridges.

Who in the informed opinion of the Environment Agency is legally responsible for the clearing of these significant blockages under train bridges especially because the train bridge often comes with a embankment that acts as a dyke / damm causing unusally extensive flooding often to residencial areas.

The consequences locally have been dangerous, expensive and very worrying to a lot of people.

Many people are surprised the situation has not been remedied these years past after numerous suggestions by a local flood group to amended this by taking action.

I guess with a hydraulic diggers attached to work barges shifting the good fertile stuff to low breaching banks of rivers topped with grass seed reducing flooding.

Is Networkrail legally liable as I guess? If yes get them to act pre worse flooding and large or possibly larger legal lawsuits arrive on thier desks costing the public more in costs to the quality of their lives and potentially worse please.

If it helps I can ask for two Oxford train track bridges to be considered.

Hinksey Train Bridge has a lat / long of 51.43 41.46 North
1.15 3.38 West

Jericho Walton Well Train Bridge lat 51.45 42.48
long 1.16 20.82

Yours faithfully,

Edward Surridge

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Dear Edward,
 
Thank you for your enquiry regarding sediment build up around
train bridges over water courses.
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Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3055

 

Thank you for your FOI enquiry regarding sediment build up around train
bridges over watercourses.

 

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).The information you have requested
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We are able to advise you that the legislation carries an implied duty on
riparian owners or owners of structures in the watercourse to ensure that
the watercourse is kept in such a condition that water can flow properly.
The Environment Agency has statutory powers to issue notices requiring
remediation work if a watercourses is in such a condition that the proper
flow of water is impeded.

 

We are currently working with Network Rail, Thames Water, Oxford City
Council and The Vale of White Horse District Council to address flood risk
around rail bridges at Kennington and Jericho. All parties are working
together to provide a solution that looks at all sources of flood
risk, this may include desilting under the bridges as part of a package of
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Dear WT Enquiries,

Which of the partners mentioned if any brought and coninue to bring the sediment blocking of water flow under bridges to your attention please?

Yours sincerely,

Edward Surridge

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Dear WT Enquiries,

The previous follow up message mispelt continue as coninue from memory.

Please amend any misinterpretation

Yours sincerely,

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Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3055

 

In reply to your further e-mail dated 15 December, none of the partners
have brought sedimentation to our attention.

 

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Dear WT Enquiries,

Thank you for the reply,

Who decides who is allowed to attend the 'partner meetings'whose stated aims are the alleviation of flooding in Oxfordshire /elsewhere on the Thames and its tributaries and which organisations do which individuals represent please ?

Yours sincerely,

Edward Surridge

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Dear Mr Surridge

 

In response to your e-mail 27 December, following the severe floods of
2007 and more recently the Pitt Review, all flood risk management
authorities have come together to work in partnership to manage flood
risk.  The Floods and Water Management Act 2010 requires the Lead Local
Flood Authority to cooperate with other flood risk management authorities.
The Environment Agency is represented at all the current partner meetings.

 

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Dear Ms Fulker,

Please as previously requested identify pertinent Flood risk authorities for the Thames and triburaries for Oxford. Additionally please seperately those authorites pertinent to flooding for the rest of the Thames.

Please also provide the 2010 Flood Act you quoted.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Surridge

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Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3055/3422/3543/3656

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 14 January.

 

We are working closely with Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City
Council to manage flood risk in Oxford.  Oxfordshire County Council are
the Lead Local Flood Authority for Oxfordshire.

 

You can find other flood risk management authorities across the River
Thames on the internet.

 

Other flood related information can be found by clicking on the following
links.

 

[1]http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/res...

 

[2]http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/new...

 

[3]http://www.oxfordfloodalliance.org.uk/

 

I have attached a copy of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010, with
Explanatory Notes, which you may find helpful. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jean Fulker

External Relations Officer

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External Relations
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Dear Ms Fulker,

On January 14th I asked questions which your response gives 2 legal acts the first has 80 ish pages of small text to.

Where can I find the answer in this to the questions I asked.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Surridge

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Dear Mr Surridge

Thank you for your e-mail.

The attachment you refer to is a copy of 2010 Flood Act and the other
attachment is some explanatory notes which I though might be helpful to
you.  Neither of them were attached to answer your questions.  I attached
them because in your e-mail you asked for a copy of the 2010 Flood Act.

To clarify:
On Jan 14th you asked
     Please as previously requested identify pertinent Flood risk
     authorities for the Thames and triburaries for Oxford.

We have responded with "We are working closely with Oxfordshire County
Council and Oxford City Council to manage flood risk in Oxford. 
Oxfordshire County Council are the Lead Local Flood Authority for
Oxfordshire".

You also asked
Additionally
     please seperately those authorites pertinent to flooding for the
     rest of the Thames.
We have responded with "You can find other flood risk management
authorities across the River Thames on the internet
Other flood related information can be found by clicking on the following
links".

The first link gives information for the entire Thames River Basin
Distinct with links to all the lead local flood authority preliminary
flood risk assessments.

[1]http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/res...

 [2]http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/new...

You then requested
 Please also provide the 2010 Flood Act you quoted.

We attached a copy of the Act and some explanatory notes.

Kind Regards

 Jean Fulker

External Relations Officer

Direct dial: 01491 828307

External Relations
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Dear Ms Fulker,

Thank you for your reply and information you describe as " we have responded with......".

Can you confirm this has been the first time you have shared this information to me?

In the EA's opinion who should be responsible for reminding responsibilities stakeholders of there possibly rare and easyly overlooked responsibilities to this serious flood causing problem?

Thanks again.

Edward Surridge

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Dear WT Enquiries,

Your response to my FOI is you suggest findable with in two documents of 80 and 60 pages.
These document link to other documents which then link to yet more documents.
I guess a person has itentified these documents because they think or know that the information i request is available to me if I dont mind reading a huge persentage of unrelated mater, problem is thats not true. If a person in you department knows where the pertinent info is in detail then I think it is reasonable to direct me to the place in a helpfull way. The advice given by your office equates nearer to "look on the internet" in my view.
Because of this and the requirement of the FOI act for helfulness to be applied to FOI requests if no futher accuracy is given re my point then I shall be obliged to the information commisioner and more cause more bureucratic cost.

Please reconsider your response.

Additionally I did ask for opinion re the EA reminding responsible authorities of duty to clear silt /sediment from under bridges to prevent flooding.

I now change this to a question. Is there a requirement now or forseeable in the future of the EA taking on such a policy in the hope that this encourages the EA address the question in a manner of helpfulness.

Thanks (provisionally)

Edward Surridge

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Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3956 

 

Thank you for your e-mail reply of 20 February.  It is clear that there is
still some confusion as to which of your questions the information we have
provided, relates to. I will endeavour to provide some clarity and further
explanation in this response.

 

2010 Floods and Water Management Act

 

On 14 January you requested a copy of 2010 Flood Act.  This is the 80 page
document to which you refer.  We sent you this, along with the explanatory
notes for the 2010 Flood Act, the 60 page document.  The sole purpose of
sending you the 80 page 2010 Flood Act document was because you requested
a copy.  We sent you the 60 page explanatory notes to the 2010 Flood Act
because we thought you may find it helpful.  We didn’t send you either of
these documents to answer your request for information about flood risk
authorities.

 

 

Lead Local Flood Authorities

 

In response to your FOI request asking us,  “to identify pertinent Flood
risk authorities for the Thames and tributaries for Oxford and
additionally for the rest of the Thames”,  we advised you that Oxfordshire
County Council is the lead Local Flood Authority for Oxfordshire and that
we, the Environment Agency work closely with both Oxfordshire County
Council and Oxford City Council on flooding issues.

 

We also provided you with a link to our website, where there is a list of
all the lead Flood Authorities for the River Thames catchment.  We
explained the website has links to their preliminary Flood Risk
Assessments.  I have copied the list of lead local flood authorities, from
the web page to which you were directed, and pasted it below. 

 

Thames Valley River Basin

 

 London Borough lead local flood authorities

[1]1. Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

[2]2. Barnet London Borough Council

[3]3. Bexley London Borough Council

[4]4. Brent London Borough Council

[5]5. Bromley London Borough Council

[6]6. Camden London Borough Council

[7]7. City of London

[8]8. Croydon London Borough Council

[9]9. Ealing London Borough Council

[10]10. Enfield London Borough Council

[11]11. Greenwich London Borough Council

[12]12. Hackney London Borough Council

[13]13. Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

[14]14. Haringey London Borough Council

[15]15. Harrow London Borough Council

[16]16. Havering London Borough Council

[17]17. Hillingdon London Borough Council

[18]18. Hounslow London Borough Council

[19]19. Islington London Borough Council

[20]20. Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough Council

[21]21. Kingston upon Thames Royal Borough

[22]22. Lambeth London Borough Council

[23]23. Lewisham London Borough Council

[24]24. Merton London Borough Council

[25]25. Newham London Borough Council

[26]26. Redbridge London Borough Council

[27]27. Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council

[28]28. Southwark London Borough Council

[29]29. Sutton London Borough Council

[30]30. Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

[31]31. Waltham Forest London Borough

[32]32. Wandsworth Borough Council

[33]33. Westminster City Council

[34]Disclaimer

Remaining lead local flood authorities

[35]34. Bracknell Forest Borough Council

[36]35. Buckinghamshire County Council

[37]36. Hertfordshire County Council

[38]37. Kent County Council

[39]38. Luton Borough Council

[40]39. Medway Council

[41]40. Oxfordshire County Council

[42]41. Reading Borough Council

[43]42. Slough Borough Council

[44]43. Surrey County Council

[45]44. Swindon Borough Council

[46]45. Thurrock Council

[47]46. West Berkshire Council

[48]47. Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council

[49]48. Wokingham Borough Council

 

On 27 January, we also provided you with details of 2 other websites with
flood information that we believed you may find of interest.  When
information is requested from us that is already published on our website,
in the first instance we routinely direct the enquirer to the relevant web
pages. Many people find this helpful and it often provides all the
information they need without further reference to us.  The first link
provided would have taken you directly to a web page with a list of all
the local lead flood authorities for the River Thames catchment area. 
This is the list that I have copied and is shown above.  We accept that
each of the authorities listed could, if you clicked on them, provide a
link for further information, but this is only an option. 

 

Reminding authorities of duty to clear sediment and silt from under their
bridges

 

On 31 January, you asked for our opinion on who is responsible for
reminding stakeholders of their obligations in respect of Flooding.  On 20
February we explained that, under the Freedom of Information
Act/Environmental Information Regulations, opinions are not considered as
information, unless the opinion is written down.  In this case, such an
opinion is not documented, so we were not able to answer your question.

 

You have since revised your request to “Is there a requirement now or
foreseeable in the future of the EA taking on such a policy in the hope
that this encourages the EA address the question in a manner of
helpfulness.”

 

It is not clear exactly what you are now asking of us.  If you are asking
whether we have a policy, or are intending to introduce a policy, to
routinely remind others of their duties to clear under bridges, then the
answer to this, is that we are not intending to introduce such a policy. 
We are however, currently working with Network Rail (NR) at a national
level to develop a Memorandum of Understanding that will give us a common
understanding and consistent approach to environmental protection.  This
will not be finalised until next year, so no details are available at the
moment. We already work with other authorities and asset owners to deal
with local flood issues, as explained in our response of 15 December 2011.
 

We have now been exchanging correspondence via e-mails for over three
months and if this latest response from us still does not provide the
clarification you seek, may I suggest that rather than continuing in this
manner you telephone this office 01491 828307, so we can fully understand
and resolve whatever issues you may still have.  Alternatively, if you
would like to provide your contact number and advise us when is a
convenient time we are more than happy to phone you.  We feel it serves no
purpose to continue this exchange of e-mails; the whole matter needs to be
discussed and brought to a swift and satisfactory conclusion.

 

If you are not happy with our response then as stated in previous
correspondence you have the right to ask for our decision to be reviewed. 
If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator for Freedom
of Information.

 

The address is: Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House,

Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 
Jean Fulker

External Relations Officer

Direct dial: 01491 828307

External Relations
Planning and Corporate Services
Environment Agency
South East Region, West Thames Area
Red Kite House, Howbery Park, Wallingford,

OX10 8BD

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The Environment Agency FOI People may or may not have given the info requested. If the info is here then good luck finding it as its given with a very large amount of info not requested. Futher detail appears identified wrongly as Thames rather than London Area Thames. The ultimatum from the EA is go to the Information Commisioner if you have the time.
Perhaps.

Edward Surridge

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 Dear Mr Surridge

Our ref WT 3956

 

Your ref: [1]104294-9c438567 - closed request and [2]93684-025f71c9 -
current open request  

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) /
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 2 March in which you request:

 

What information can WT enquiries find and share pertinent to

encouraging new policies please.

P.S. If a page exists on the internet please give the page rather

than a great deal of superflous information effectively hiding the

answer as your office did earlier in this request.

 

Your e-mail quotes reference number [3]104294-9c438567, now shown as
closed on the "what do they know" website,  however your comments, in
respect of the internet, clearly relate to your request 93684-025f71c9
which is still shown as open.  I am therefore responding to the latter,
open request, reference.

  

Requests for information that is recorded are generally governed by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).The information you have requested
is environmental and it is therefore exempted from the provisions of FOIA
by FOIA s.39(1). We have therefore considered your request under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). EIR
regulation 12 allows a public authority to refuse to disclose
environmental information if an exception to disclosure applies under
paragraphs (4) or (5) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public
interest in maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in
disclosing the information.  A public authority shall apply a presumption
in favour of disclosure.

 

We consider your latest request as unreasonable and persistent.  As stated
in my previous response on 24^th Feb, we have now been exchanging
correspondence via e-mails for over three months.  We have offered to
speak with you direct, in an effort to understand and provide the
information you are seeking and secure a satisfactory resolution.  We have
nothing further to add and therefore refuse to enter into further
correspondence on the matter.  It is creating a disproportionate burden on
our resources and we are therefore refusing your request under exemption
regulation 12(4)(b) manifestly unreasonable.

 

Upon assessing the factors in the public interest test, we have assessed
that in relation to the manifestly unreasonable exception, the application
of maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure. 
There is a public interest in public authorities with limited resources
and weighty functions, as the Environment Agency, prioritizing its
actions.  Disclosure would not assist with any public interest in having
these issues further investigated and/or acted upon by the Environment
Agency 

 

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If you are not satisfied with our response to your request for
information, you can contact us to ask for our decision to be reviewed. 
 If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator for Freedom
of Information.

 

The address is: Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF .  Tel: 01625 545700.

Fax: 01625 524 510.

E-mail:[email address]. 

Website: [4]http//www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jean Fulker

External Relations Officer

Direct dial: 01491 828307

External Relations
Planning and Corporate Services
Environment Agency
South East Region, West Thames Area
Red Kite House, Howbery Park, Wallingford,

OX10 8BD

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Please find amended response for your request. Personal details removed.

 

I hope that we have correctly interpreted your request.  Please see the
attached Standard Notice or licence for details of permitted use.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jean Fulker

Customers & Engagement Officer

Direct Dial: 01491 828307

 

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From: WT Enquiries
Sent: 15 December 2011 15:16
To: '[FOI #93684 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Extreme Flooding caused by silt
blockages under water courses

 

Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3055

 

Thank you for your FOI enquiry regarding sediment build up around train
bridges over watercourses.

 

Requests for information that is recorded are generally governed by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).The information you have requested
is environmental and it is therefore exempted from the provisions of FOIA
by FOIA s.39(1). We have therefore considered your request under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

We are able to advise you that the legislation carries an implied duty on
riparian owners or owners of structures in the watercourse to ensure that
the watercourse is kept in such a condition that water can flow properly.
The Environment Agency has statutory powers to issue notices requiring
remediation work if a watercourses is in such a condition that the proper
flow of water is impeded.

 

We are currently working with Network Rail, Thames Water, Oxford City
Council and The Vale of White Horse District Council to address flood risk
around rail bridges at Kennington and Jericho. All parties are working
together to provide a solution that looks at all sources of flood
risk, this may include desilting under the bridges as part of a package of
larger works.

 

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To: '[FOI #93684 email]'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Extreme Flooding caused by
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Dear Mr Surridge

 

Our Ref WT 3055

 

In reply to your further e-mail dated 15 December, none of the partners
have brought sedimentation to our attention.

 

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edward surridge left an annotation ()

hello,
It looks as if further information has been sent. i have not made the time to check it as yet.
Thanks
ed