CaRT responds to stuck boaters on the Weaver

Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

SUCH has been the demand by boaters for access through Saltersford Lock on the Weaver that Canal & River Trust has acceded to a passage.

Boaters have been held up since a void was discovered in the lock way back in late October and the lock subsequently closed, but it will be useable for just one hour on Friday morning between 10am and 11am, Keith Gudgin reports.

No notice

It will then be closed until the necessary repairs are undertaken, but no notice has been given as to when this will be, though not expected over the winter.

It may be remembered that this lock was closed this year from the 2nd January until the 9th August for the repair of its cill, with other problems arising causing the delay.  The void was not referred to at the time.