Grassholme Reservoir Safety

Together with our supply partners Interserve we plan to carry out essential maintenance and improvement works to Grassholme reservoir over the next three years. These works are needed to ensure the resilience of the reservoir and improve its surrounding environment. During the work we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum and ensure residents and users of the reservoir area are not unduly inconvenienced. We'd really like to hear from you if you have any questions or comments so please get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below.

Update by Amanda Hunt

Afternoon Everyone,

We’ve seen some comments on Facebook this week regarding materials on site, centred around a photograph that showed railings and stonework that have been set aside while we work on the project.

While we understand and appreciate some of the concerns raised about the future of these materials on the I Love Teesdale page, we wanted to give you some reassurances.

The kerb stones and railings have not been “tossed aside”. As is clear in the photograph, we are currently working on this part of the site and have had to lay these aside to do so. It would not be possible to do this part of the work without having moved the stones and the rails.

We are currently looking for an appropriate site to either re-use, or donate these materials, as we would love to see them appropriately kept in the area if possible.

In addition, the existing tarmac road will be reinstated and the field will be reseeded, along with the restoration of fences and stone walls, back to their original condition. Again, it is important to point out that these areas are currently on a construction site.

Sadly the railings cannot be reinstated in accordance with modern health and safety legislation but we have replaced these with white concrete, which will weather and eventually take on the look of the existing stone finish.

Finally,  its important to remember that the image posted was taken on a construction site, in an area where work is taking place, and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that entry to this area is strictly prohibited for the safety of the public. There are signs in place and we urge people to stay off the site, in accordance with that signage, for your safety.

Kind Regards 




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