Ford plans to be discussed

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss the proposed works by the Environment Agency to the ford at Haugh Head, near Wooler.

Saturday, 21st January 2017, 7:54 am
Fish attempt to navigate the fish pass at Haugh Head ford on the Wooler Water. Picture by Jane Coltman

It will take place at the Riverside Bar in Wooler on Wednesday (January 25) at 6pm.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Tweed Forum and Northumberland County Council are expectedto attend to give an overview of the works, with a question and answer session at the end at which residents will be able to make their points.

As previously reported in The Berwick Advertiser, members of Wooler Parish Council have raised concerns about the impact the removal of the current ford will have.

At their December meeting, they called for a public meeting to thrash out the proposals.

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The ford has, for some time now, been a problem to salmon and sea trout seeking to migrate upstream to spawn.