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Enter your postcode, a parish council or a local authority to find out what type of maintenance activities the Environment Agency may do near you and when they plan to do it.
The Environment Agency consults with Natural England and the Environment Agency fisheries, recreation and biodiversity teams to ensure we consider the environment when undertaking maintenance activities. We also share this information with regional flood and coastal committees and other partners.
2017/8 is the first year that we have used our Asset Information Management System (AIMS) Planning system. AIMS:Planning will help make our asset maintenance planning, allocation and delivery more efficient, effective and transparent. This will enable us to update the programme quarterly, from the end Q1 2017/18, recognising that plans change during the year.
Examples of activities in the programme are:
maintaining flood barriers and pumping stations
clearing grills and removing obstructions from rivers
controlling aquatic weed in rivers
managing grass, trees and bushes on flood embankments or
inspecting and repairing flood defence structures
The Environment Agency makes every effort to ensure the maintenance programme is up to date. However, sometimes work may not go ahead at the stated time due to adverse weather, floods, or other operational and environmental considerations.
We are keen to receive feedback on both the content and presentation of the programme. Please send observations on the annual maintenance programme and suggestions as to how we might improve its presentation to Pub_Maintenance_Fbck@environment-agency.gov.uk.
If you own or manage land which includes a watercourse you have responsibilities, including maintenance. Find out more about your responsibilities and whether you need permission.