I am pleased to be able to report that the litter trap boom was re-attached on 18th April 2008. The modified boom runner attaches the boom to the wall on the bank opposite the litter trap itself.
Utilising a roller mechanism, it is intended that the boom will move up and down more effectively than was possible with the sliding runner mechanism.
The boom should also release more effectively in flows that are too high to avoid damage to the litter trap equipment.
Watch this space and for once look forward to rain (?!) to see how the modified runner mechanism fares.