Overlooking Bishop Meadow Lock is the 69 acre Astra Zeneca research and development plant which closed earlier this year with the loss of 1200 jobs. It was the second largest employer in the area, after the university.
We noticed that the weir at the start of Zouch Cut was flowing faster than when we passed the other day. Presumably the heavy rain overnight and this morning has raised the water level a bit, but not enough to activate the flood-water relief gate.
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Just beside the flood gate there was an enormous Elderberry tree in full bloom. If it's dry in the morning I might nip back and pick a few blossoms to make Elderflower Champagne.