|Bedford on Avon?|
After 4 years and £1,500,000 of public funds flushed - you might expect officials to either know where we are or have somebody with at least half a brain proof read the first published documents that are the result of spending £610,000+++. OK maybe it's a typo - but - it did get past the proof reading - and actually on the first line of the publication - which even for The Environment Agency is quite an achievement. However it is entirely consistent with EA doings surrounding the matters at Avoncliff that they should publish so much imaginary guff about an imaginary place.... (kudos to eagle-eyed Duncan Hames M.P. who spotted it..... )
The latest EA determination is here. There is a considerable amount that not only got past the proof reading - it also got past the BS detectors and the sanity checkers. The page content and linked documents are chock full of falsehoods, obfuscation, bias, anecdotage and hearsay masquerading as objective assessment.
It's been up there for a couple of weeks.... I know... it's a trivial criticism - but really, after spending £610,000 it's not unreasonable to expect somebody to proof read is it?
If you feel like indulging a masochistic streak and reading the EA documents - please have a quick read of "100 year events" at Paul Homewood's blog before you start on the Mott MacDonald (PDF) BoA/Avoncliff flooding risk assessment.
EDIT Typo corrected 12th March
One down .... O.K. , now then ... about the rest of the stuff.... which is nowhere near as trivial as simply putting the wrong town name at the top of the first document.....