The real reason for the reluctance to close the towpaths

Published: Thursday, 09 April 2020

THERE is obviously a great reluctance on the part of Canal & River Trust to close its towpaths, and Brian Jarrett has most likely hit on the reason:

Perhaps, having spent so much of the Trust's funds on prime time television, many posters and social media encouraging people to visit the towpaths it is reluctant, Brian writes, even to protect life, to reverse the message!

Rope-off two metres

I wonder if in these circumstances I can rope-off two metres around my boat!   And thus encourage those that are walking by to use the grass, it won’t hurt them!

xxxxxxx-off with the mixed message approach.