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  1. Published on: 14/03/2017 05:14 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Documents released ahead of next weeks Southport Area Committee meeting show that dredging the Marine lake could cost up to 40m.

    Councillors will discuss the document next week.

     

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  3. PDG says:14/03/2017 05:27 PM
    So, pick a number and double it, a pathetic council, how do they get that estimate...typical of a jobs worth who couldn't organise a drink in a brewery!!

  4. Georgio says:14/03/2017 05:36 PM
    You could have at least waited until April 1st to post this....

  5. Tallboy says:14/03/2017 05:52 PM
    What's wrong with the hydraulic dredging option? Surely under this method the 'spoil' (silt and water) can be piped out to the beach channel where it can run away out on to the mud-flats. Surely the silt that's in there has mostly come in with the tide anyway??

  6. Mr. Brightside says:14/03/2017 05:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PDG View Post
    So, pick a number and double it, a pathetic council, how do they get that estimate...typical of a jobs worth who couldn't organise a drink in a brewery!!
    Err see the second paragraph of item 2.0 of the report.

  7. Ceam says:14/03/2017 06:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PDG View Post
    So, pick a number and double it, a pathetic council, how do they get that estimate...typical of a jobs worth who couldn't organise a drink in a brewery!!
    Do you have a better source to get an estimate of costs?

  8. Lamparilla says:14/03/2017 07:06 PM
    The second paragraph quite clearly says that the lake depth isn't a problem, so why are they talking about dredging it?

  9. RentARunner says:14/03/2017 07:15 PM
    Rubbish fact less report knocked up by tourism in their lunch break.

    What is even more rubbish is the thought process of Councillor McGuire who commissioned the report.

    Yet another example of her meddling in things that work perfectly ok.

  10. Ralphy Rylance says:14/03/2017 07:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Lamparilla View Post
    The second paragraph quite clearly says that the lake depth isn't a problem, so why are they talking about dredging it?
    They aren't.
    Somebody, possibly a member of the public, had submitted a question to the area committee asking what it would cost.
    Nice to know that Cllr Maguire is convinced a tidal barrage can be built for less though. I take it the Lib Dems will start raising funds for it now. I

  11. Sandpies says:15/03/2017 01:02 AM
    Apparently when the contact was made with, one of the UK's most experienced aquatic management companies, the expert, had misheard the question regarding the costs of dredging and believed that the enquiry was the cost of dredging the Mariana Trench and not the Marine Lake, as the councillor had suggested.

    The revised estimate is 40,000 and this includes the removal of all the dirt dredged up by the LibDems which according to the expert, is incalculable!

  12. Lamparilla says:15/03/2017 08:37 AM
    If anyone can just ask hypothetical questions and waste time and money, I think I'll ask how much it would cost to extend the pier to Ireland.

  13. JohnBoy says:15/03/2017 09:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Lamparilla View Post
    If anyone can just ask hypothetical questions and waste time and money, I think I'll ask how much it would cost to extend the pier to Ireland.
    Or the Bridge to Blackpool ha ha

  14. nosobored says:15/03/2017 01:57 PM
    As a marine engineer with extensive experience in dredging,I would say those figures are fancy and totally ridiculous,definitely and example of the extent of the corruption in the council ,,Chichester harbour spend less than 40 mill dredging a vast expanse of water a year,,Maxed out it would not cost more than about 3 million to dredge the lake and that includes taking the silt away,If done with a suction dredge or barge about half that,,As for the barrage that will cost about 3 billion, but recover its costs very quickly..As usually the loony left have been caught out again telling whopping lies..The real deal is 20 million for corrupt and bent councillors 3 to 4 mill for the job and the rest goes into the pockets of bent sub contactors to keep them quiet..

  15. condemnation says:15/03/2017 02:38 PM
    fill it in build affordable housing

  16. nosobored says:15/03/2017 06:13 PM
    If you want affordable housing move to Liverpool,,But then the councils doing agreat job turning the town into slum as it is..
    Quote Originally Posted by condemnation View Post
    fill it in build affordable housing


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