DREDGING the River Thames around Marsh Lock should be down to the Environment Agency, according to Henley councillors.
Members of the town council’s finance strategy and management committee rejected a proposal to set aside up to £15,000 to dredge the river at the lock off Mill Lane.
Earlier this year, building work at the nearby weir caused an island to form from sediment in a section of the river.
Councillor Kellie Hinton said it shouldn’t be down to the council to pay for clearing the sediment.
She said: “It’s not our responsibility, it’s for the Environment Agency. If we dredged it, it would just come back and need dredging again regularly. I don’t see it as urgent or dangerous.”