May 2014 – Construction of the Overflow Weir at Aylestone Park nears completion.

As can be seen in the photos we now have all the concrete finished on the impressive new overflow weir (capacity 6.5 cubic metres per second) to serve the City Centre and Canal which will in due course discharge via new reed beds. These will scrub the water and lead to a net increase in the quality of water discharged from the City of Hereford to the Wye catchment.

Work is now in hand with volunteers to landscape the area around the weir, complete brickwork, install weir control plates, erect a hand rail and create the towpath during the summer and autumn. New planting will also be needed as well as general maintenance and weed clearing of the Canal on the site.

Volunteers required please!
NOTE: If you are able to help with the continuation of this project, please contact the Trust via Contact Us.