Delay to Wyrley & Essington Canal re-opening

THE failed culvert on the Wyrley & Essington Canal could not be repaired by the 6th July as promised.

The new date for its re-opening is Friday 13th of this week, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Unable to complete work

Severn Trent were unable to complete the culvert repairs on time due to 'unforeseen circumstances', therefore the stoppage has had to be extended.

Canal & river Trust advise:

After much deliberation we have decided the works at Church Bridge will now be carried out in November as originally planned. This will allow the Walsall Canal to be used as an easy diversion route and allow the rest of the Wyrley and Essington to remain open during the navigation closure at Teeces Bridge.