From Martin Briscombe:
The River Bain was recently seen to be partially blocked with debris caught on overhanging trees, between the two footbridges in the village. This was reported to the Environment Agency who responded within two hours with an action plan.
As a result they scheduled a team to do the work, but not before the resident moorhen had hatched her brood on the makeshift island. Now with the chicks fledged, the Agency team has moved in and the river flows freely again.