I’ve recently been appointed as a member of the Anglian (Northern) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee which means that I can give up any prospect of being paid on several days a year to help comment on flood and coastal defence projects.
I attended a very good induction day last week organised by the Environment Agency and met many of my fellow, and mostly much more experienced, committee members and a lot of nice EA staff.
‘Our’ (see! I’m getting into it already) area goes from the Nene Valley to the south shore of The Humber and I already know more about the Lincolnshire coast than I did before, and I have reacquainted myself with the poem ‘High tide on the coast of Lincolnshire‘ which contains the following lines:
‘The olde sea wall (he cried) is downe,
The rising tide comes on apace,
And boats adrift in yonder towne
Go sailing uppe the market-place.’
I’ll let you know how I get on.