Got on with the job

Published: Thursday, 22 March 2018

I HAVE just seen the page where Canal & River Trust demeans itself by asking for money to repair the breach at Middlewich, writes, James Henry.

When I first started boating British Waterways got on with the job of repairing the breach on the newly opened Kennet & Avon Canal without all the fuss we now have to suffer, it certainly did not go begging as it had the money on hand to repair it.

'Spent-up'

Reading over the years of the many and varied affairs that CaRT has concerned itself with, and that it is also begging for a ¬£1 million loan, it is clear to all that it has 'spent-up'.  But I can't see the public rescuing it for what after all, spending like it does, is its own stupidity.

There have been many breaches in the time I have been boating, and for CaRT to bury its head in the sand and have no contingency left to afford to repair such an obvious recurrence shows a complete lack of forward planning.