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Hawick River Dredging Calls Dismissed

Posted on April 21, 2016

Scottish Borders Council has decided not to dredge gravel from Hawick’s rivers despite residents calling for the work to help tackle flooding.

A report to the local authority described the move as “ineffective, uneconomic and unsustainable”.

Council leader David Parker said he was aware of the calls for dredging but said scientific advice was against it.


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