The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

Dundas Basin Elsan Point

The Elsan disposal point at Dundas Basin on the Kennet & Avon Canal was taken out of service back in November 2011 and has remained broken since; British Waterways plan to have a temporary elsan point operational some time in April, with full repairs coming on-line in August this year.

BW say the cost of this temporary disposal point at Dundas while it is repaired, will be about £30001.

Back When I was working for Network Rail as a Technical Clarke2 I was responsible for dealing with Utility Company’s C2 inquirys under the New Roads and Street Works Act 19913, Wondering what is stooping them from packing all the equipment required for an elsan point into an open sided 20ft ISO and dropping it off; and connecting it up (there is some space out the front of the building they could park a 20ft ISO in). I have sent them a request for details of services in the area:

NRSWA/C2.1: Preliminary inquiry letter


Dear Sirs


‘Measures Necessary Where Apparatus Is Affected By Major Works (Diversionary Works)’

Our Client is considering a scheme involving major works as detailed below:

Location of Works:

Dundas Basin / Warf

Street /Road No. & Name:

Land off A36,Warminster Road,
Entrance to BrassknockerBasin, From K&A Canal
Near BA2 7JD,

Description of Works:

Ground Penetrations


A plan showing the client’s proposals is enclosed. In order that all reasonable precautions may be taken to avoid risk to health and safety through contact with any of your existing apparatus during execution of the proposed works, please indicate the general position and nature of your apparatus in the locality of the proposed works and return the plan to this office. In addition, please highlight any likely special problems that could arise in connection with your apparatus as a result of the proposed works and any limitations on the quality of the information provided. If you have no apparatus in the area of the proposed works, please send a nil return.

Notice under The Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) Regulations will be sent in due course.

Under the CoP, the requested information should be provided free of charge and normally within 10 working days. Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you are unable to provide the information within this time.

If you require any further information, please contact me via email

Yours faithfully


Just have to wait to see what they will say is in the area.

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