AM to investigate Usk river concern

MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has been asked to find out just who is responsible for overseeing the state of the river Usk, following concern about debris.

Members of Usk Civic Society have approached Mr Ramsay expressing concern about the state of the river, particularly in Usk itself.

 Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:

“There appears to be no authority to oversee the river or if there is, they are neglecting it. Not only is there too much vegetation on the banks, there is also an island forming in the middle of the river and the old railway bridge has had a huge dead tree caught up against it for months.

“As the town is vulnerable to flooding, the state of the river is obviously a matter of concern.

“I will be taking the matter up with the appropriate authority and asking what their policy is and when something can be done to address the problem.”

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