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Friday, February 3, 2017

Refurbishment of Lac Vert, Catus

The refurbishment of the Lake (Lac Vert) on the outskirts of Catus started about a year ago and is expected to be completed by the end of February. The work involved

  • draining the lake completely, 
  • building a dyke alongside the internal roadway, 
  • creating a sluice to control the flow of water into the canal and lake,
  • building a new beach area and
  • reinforcing the main dam. 

The drained lake bed
View across the drained lake bed before the building of a
dyke on the right
The canal with the completed dyke to the left
Sluice gate across the canal to control water flow into the lake

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Roadworks in Catus

New roadworks have been completed at the entrance/exit to the village along the Cahors road. This has helped to ease the flow of traffic and created proper car parking spaces in front of the Post Office and cemetery gates.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fire Service Open Day

The Catus volunteer Fire Service had its Open Day on a lovely, sunny spring today. There were demonstrations of fire services skills and the kids had lots of fun dressing up in firemen gear and having drives around the village in the various vehicles.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Communal emergency backup plan (Plan Communal de Sauvegarde - PCS)

Current law requires that the mayor in municipalities provides a prevention action plan to deal with foreseeable natural risks, such as floods, explosions, exceptional heat-waves, terrorist threats and so on. To this end a number of local communes, including Catus, held drills on Friday 6 February between 20:00 and 23:30.
In Catus the drill was based on the simulation of an exceptional flood in the village, with volunteers in teams doing house-to-house visits to buildings and property on both banks of the river Vert to ensure that occupants were made aware of the problems and action to be taken by them. The mayor and councillors were based in the town hall to direct the exercise.